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Vol. 51 No. 33 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. August 21, 2009

Chief Master
Sgt. of the
Air Force
James A. Roy
will be hosting
an All Enlisted
Call at 1:30 p.m.
today in the
Base Theatre.
Please be in
your seats by
1:20 p.m.

The 411 on launch
area real estate.

Best in his field.



Photo by Rick Wetherington

Photo by Rick Wetherington

Photo by Jennifer Macklin
Col. Lee Rosen, left, commander, 45th Launch Group, cases the colors of
the 1st Space Launch Squadron for the final time during an inactivation
ceremony held Tuesday morning at the Cape. Assisting Col. Rosen is
Lt. Col. Erik Bowman, right, the last commander of the squadron known
as "The First." In the center is Master Sgt. De Mobbs, the squadron's
superintendent. For more on the ceremony and the squadron's illustrious
history, please see Page 3.

The U.S. Air Force successfully launched a United Launch Alliance Delta
II booster carrying the 21st modernized NAVSTAR Global Positioning
System (GPS) satellite into space Monday morning from Cape Canaveral
Air Force Station. "With this successful mission, the 45th Space Wing is
accomplishing another major milestone in our national quest to improve
and maintain our space capabilities," said Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton
Jr., commander, 45th SW. "The GPS constellation has tremendous nation-
al security and economic importance and our Air Force team makes it
happen. On its last Air Force mission, the Delta II once again lived up to
its reputation as one of the most reliable boosters in our fleet."

PAFB and CCAFS would like to welcome

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy

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

Vol. 51 No. 33

August 21, 2009

2 August 21, 2009 Missileer


Give yourselves a pat on the back

Missileer staff

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

Well, you did it again.
Monday morning you helped
light up the Florida coast with
yet another picture-perfect launch
of the Delta II rocket hauling a
Navstar Global Positioning System
spacecraft into orbit.
And while the launch was per-
fect from a technical standpoint,
it was a sad day for some because
this was the final satellite of its
kind to fly, the final time the Air
Force would use this rocket and
the retirement of a launch pad (17
A) that has served the 45th Space
Wing, the United States Air Force
and the entire nation for more than
half a century.
And not only that, the squad-
ron that actively launched those
missions the 1st Space Launch
Squadron cased their colors in




an inactivation ceremony about 24
hours later after nearly 19 years of
Their success streak has now
reached 56 consecutive Delta II
launches and over the past
19 years they have a 97.87 percent
Delta success rate. Just an amaz-
ing achievement.
Give yourselves a pat on the
back. Just don't spend your time
looking back.
Because we all know that even
as time marches on we have to con-
tinue to stay in step to keep abreast
of all that we have on our plate.

We are still on target to have
the busiest launch year in a very
long time, including the 45th Space
Wing's support of a Shuttle launch
next week.
With all the real-world mis-
sions going on around us, we still
find ourselves in the midst of the
Operational Readiness Inspection
that will continue for the next
month or so.
To that I have but one word:
It's good that others get to see the
way you handle yourselves when
the pressure is on, when the man-
ning is not all there, and when it
gets to crunch time.
It's good that others get to see
the real meaning of the word team
when they see the way we pull
together and "make it happen."
Because one Airman practicing
team work is far better than a hun-
dred teaching it.
And you're all Airmen to me.

Team cohesion equals success

By Lt. Col. David Hook
5th Space Launch Squadron

The wing has been working tire-
lessly the past several months
checking and double checking
self-inspection programs, exercis-
ing deployment centers and hon-
ing contingency response actions
in anticipation of the upcoming
inspection. At this point, we should
be transitioning from a prepara-
tion mindset toward posturing our-
selves for successful execution. In
other words, the practice is over,
and now it's time for the playoffs!
Coaches will tell you that cohe-
sion, defined as the act of stick-
ing together, is the key to success
in any team sport. As Babe Ruth
once said, "The way a team plays
as a whole determines its success.
You may have the greatest bunch
of individual stars in the world,

Commander's Corner

but if they don't play together, the
club won't be worth a dime." If you
doubt the importance of team cohe-
sion, just consider the fate of the
2004 U.S. men's Olympic basket-
ball team.
Led by the likes of LeBron James,
Carmelo Anthony, Allen Iverson
and Tim Duncan, the 2004 Dream
Team had been hastily put together
just before the start of the Athens
Games. Lacking unity, the hoop-
sters were strong on individual tal-
ent but weak on teamwork. The
U.S. team wasn't really a team at
all, but was an impressive collec-
tion of multi-million dollar MVP
During the course of the tour-
nament, the importance of team
cohesion became evident as the

Americans were soundly defeated
by their little known rivals from
Puerto Rico. Without a single NBA
player on its roster, the Puerto
Rican team became only the second
team in history to defeat the U.S.
Olympic basketball team. The U.S.
team would eventually lose two
more games and return home with-
out a gold medal.
The lesson here is clear: to
be successful, we must all work
together as a single team with a
single purpose.
Take pride in the fact that you
are a member of the greatest range
and spacelift team in the world. Be
confident that you know your duty
better than anyone else. And finally,
trust and demand your teammates
will do the same don't accept any-
thing less.
If you have prepared properly,
cohesion is the final ingredient to
our success!

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

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SIIULU uy ou 1 1 u, llll ll,
Current and past members of the 1st Space Launch Squadron were
among those who attended, inactivation ceremony held Tuesday in
Hangar R at the Cape. "The First" was activated on Oct. 1, 1990.

Photo by Jennifer Macklin
"For the last 19 years, The First has been the Air Force poster-child for
space launch. It's only appropriate that the Delta II has earned the moni-
ker of the 'workhorse of the American launch industry.'" said Col. Lee
Rosen, commander, 45th Launch Group.

No. 1: With the record to prove it

1st Space Launch Squadron inactivates Tuesday at Cape

By Chris Calkins
45th Space Wing
Public Affairs

A little short of two
decades ago Oct. 1,
1990 to be exact the
1st Space Launch
Squadron known
as "The First" was
activated. Tuesday
morning at Hangar
R at the Cape, their
colors were cased for
the last time during a
bitter-sweet inactiva-
tion ceremony.
"For the last 19
years, The First has
been the Air Force
poster-child for space
launch. I don't know
how many times I've
seen a picture of a
GPS Delta II with its
fierce shark eyes and
teeth being launched

on the walls and
media around the Air
Force and DOD," said
Col. Lee Rosen, com-
mander, 45th Launch
"Those images
demonstrate the
Air Force's and the
nation's space launch
capability and reli-
ability. It's only
appropriate that the
Delta II has earned
the moniker of the
"workhorse of the
American launch
Lt. Col. Erik
Bowman, the last
commander of the
famed squadron, said
his first taste of com-
mand was the high-
light of his career so
"I can't thank the

team enough for all
the hard work and
dedication and most
of all, professional
attitude, that got us
to the finish line," he
We had a 97.9
success percentage
of all 1st SLS delta II
launches. This is the
highest launch reli-
ability record in the
Air Force," he said.
"And 41 GPS satellites
were launched by us.
In fact, every single
GPS satellite cur-
rently operating today
was launched by the
1st Space Launch
He said a shrink-
ing workforce made
everyone's job
tougher and he is
still stunned at how

they accomplished the
"The stress on this
team to accomplish
the same mission
successfully with
what was effectively
30 percent manning
boggles my mind," he
"The teamwork,
expertise, and work
ethic of this team
has been phenom-
enal. And when I say
the team, I am also
including our contrac-
tors I know that
shrinking workforces
have been challenging
for your organizations
as well.
"You've done every-
thing I've asked and
more, and you've
done it flawlessly.

You are all my
personal heroes," he
Col. Rosen, a New
England native, lik-
ened the squadron's
demonstrated success
with that of a legend-
ary NBA coach and
Hall of Famer.
"With yesterday's
(Monday) successful
launch, that caps the
astonishing streak of
44 straight successful
one-in-a-row missions
for the 1st SLS," he
"This streak is
indicative of an
unimaginable sus-
tained level of excel-
lence rarely achieved
in this, or any
endeavor. Like the
11 championships
in 13 years by the

Boston Celtics in the
late-50's through 60's,
which included an
unbelievable streak of
eight championships
in a row from 1959
to 1966, "Col. Rosen
"Red Auerbach,
the famous coach for
nine of those cham-
pionships, was once
asked about winning
and he responded
by simply saying,
'Just do what you do
"No other squadron
can live up to these
sage words of wisdom
better than the 1st
SLS. Because what
they do best is launch
rockets, and they defi-
nitely have the track
record to prove it," he

4 August 21, 2009 Missileer


Name, Rank, unit, and duty title:
Capt. Christopher Bergstrom,
45 Space Wing, Chief, Inspections and Evaluations
How long have you been at this duty station?
3 years
What is your hometown (city, state)?
Crystal River, FL
What's your favorite motto?
"Work hard and people will recognize you, but
don't work hard to be recognized." My other favor-
ite motto: "Seek to understand ... then write 'em
What inspired you to go beyond
the call of duty?
"I enjoy helping people and trying to get them the
answers they need to resolve an issue or get the
job done."
Why do you serve in the Air Force?
"I love serving my country. I've made many friends

along the way and that's been great. In addition,
I feel a sense of pride in wearing the uniform and
love getting the chance to do rare and exciting
things. Oh yeah, and I wasn't sure what I'd do with
a history degree so AFROTC presented me with a
great opportunity ..."

Reason for nomination:
Capt. Bergstrom is a key member of the IG Team,
who has been instrumental in preparing the Wing
for the upcoming inspection. His untiring efforts
in managing the Wing's Self Inspection Program
and preparing the information that's utilized
during the Senior Leader's Shark Symposium
has given an honest look at where we are in the
preparation phase.

Lt. Col. Gary Lund,
Inspector General,
45th Space Wing

Sign up for religious education classes now

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 program is free
for Pre-K 8th grade,
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 from 10:15-

11:15 a.m., starting
Aug. 30. The high
school class meets
in the Shark Center
on Sunday from 6
- 8 p.m. Registrations
will be held after all

Masses this weekend.
For details, contact
Lucie Black at 504-
7987, or Georgette
(grades 9 12) at

Events Calendar

August 21, 2009 Missileer 5


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

Sunday Brunch
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
The Tides
Football Frenzy,
12:30 p.m. 7 p.m.
The Tides
Latin Experience
2:30 p.m.
Shark Hut

*1 .5 I I, U





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

4 4 4 4

Boater Safety
9:30 11:30 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.

Labor Day Pool PfrtI\
noon 3 p.m.
Family Pool
Labor Day Snack Bar
Special Bowling
Labor Day 2-Person
Best Ball Golf
Tournament, 8 am


Summer Story Time
10 a.m.

Career Change Class
10 11:30 a.m.
Bowling Special
$1.25 Games
11 a.m. closing
Start of Patrick AFB
& CCAFS Fitness
Center "Aerobathon"

TAP -.- Da\
\\Worls.hop Starts
, in 4:30 p in1
Pre-S-part Iion
9 10:30 a.m.
of Resumes Class
1 3 p.m.

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

Bowling Special
$1.25 Games
11 a.m. closing

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

How to Become a
Millionaire Class
11 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Inte,'-r ted Restlor-tion,

Pat,,: Ii AFE
Fitness C-enter
4:30 7:30 p.m.
Shark Hut

Bowling Special
2 p.m. closing

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

Unit Spouse Training
11:30 a.m. -
12:30 p.m.

Unlimited Bowling
2 p.m. closing

Monthly '-,I Run
1.5 lille \\-li. 7 a i I
Patrick Fitne -
C(ntrr. 7:30 a.m.
CC(- FS Fitness
-nlter Sponsorship
9- 11 a.m.
Bundles for Babies/
Newborn Care Class
6 8 p.m., A&FRC

Rock'it Glow Bowl
7 p.m. closing

Back to School
7 10 p.m.
Youth Programs

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

Appl~\ ng. for AF Jobs
9 -11 a.m., A&FRC
Latin Night
10 p.m. 2 a.m.
The Tides
Boys & Girls Club
National Day for Kids
- "Let's Play"
5- 8 p.m.
"Kid's Night Out"
6- 11 p.m.
Youth Center

I I A .5 1

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. 2 a.m.
The Tides

Deployment Line
for Families
of Deployed
7:30 a.m. 2 p.m.
Pancake Breakfast
& Sailboat Races
9 a.m.
Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation

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

6 August 21, 2009 Missileer

History Highlights

An aerial view of Port and Cape Canaveral as it was in 1990.

Courtesy Photo

Launch area real estate

Who owns what

By Mark C. Cleary
45th Space Wing
History Office

To this very day,
many people remain
confused about
the Kennedy Space
Center's boundaries
and 'who owns what'
at Cape Canaveral.
Let's be clear about
one thing: the Cape
and the Kennedy

Space Center are two
distinct federal reser-
That said, it's good
to know which agency
runs what reserva-
tion, if only to avoid
the embarrassment of
mistaking one for the
The National
Aeronautics and
Space Administration
(NASA), a civilian

agency, operates
the Kennedy Space
Center (KSC). Cape
Canaveral Air Force
Station, under its
various aliases, has
always been operated
by the United States
Air Force. Here's how
it happened.
The Air Force
bought 2,328 acres
of Cape Canaveral
outright in 1950. The

U.S. District Court for
the Southern District
of Florida added
nearly 10,000 acres to
the U.S. Government's
holdings as a result
of two condemna-
tion petitions filed in
April and June 1950.
In 1956, the Air
Force announced
plans to expand its
holdings on the Cape,
so the reservation

grew to about 14,600
acres by the end of
Today, Cape
Canaveral Air Force
Station encompasses
about 15,800 acres.
Following the cre-
ation of NASA on
October 1, 1958,
NASA inherited five
major facilities from
the NACA (National
Advisory Committee

for Aeronautics).
Among those assets
were the Wallops
rocket test range
in Virginia and the
Muroc aircraft test
range in California.
NASA didn't have any
real estate in Florida,
but that was about to

See Real Estate,
page 7

http://www. patric k. af. mil

August 21, 2009 Missileer 7

Real Estate,
from page 6

On August 24,
1961, the Webb-
Gilpatrick Agreement
between NASA and
the Department of
Defense was signed
to establish funding
practices on what
we currently call the
Eastern Range.
Though the
agreement mentioned
a "single manager
concept" for operat-
ing the range, it also
sanctioned the prin-
ciple of divided own-
ership in the launch
management of what
was known as the

Merritt Island Launch
Area (MILA) went to
NASA. The Air Force
retained control of
Cape Canaveral.
This is where the
confusion factor
comes in.
By 1961, NASA
was using old Air
Force and Army
launch sites on the
Cape for its Mercury
program, and the
agency had three
major launch com-
plexes of its own 34,
36, and 37 under
construction on the
Cape for the Atlas/
Centaur and Saturn
the phrase "NASA
launched another

In 1956, the Air Force
announced plans to expand
its holdings on the Cape, so
the reservation grew to about
14,600 acres by the end of
1957. Today, Cape Canaveral
Air Force Station encompasses
about 15,800 acres.

rocket yesterday from
Cape Canaveral"
appeared frequently in
the media in the early
Beginning in 1962,
large tracts of land
west and northwest of
Cape Canaveral were
purchased for NASA's
Launch Operations
Center (LOC).

The LOC was
renamed the John F.
Kennedy Space Center
following President
Kennedy's assassi-
nation in November
Cape Canaveral
was renamed Cape
Kennedy, a name that
stuck until it was
repealed 10 years later

in 1974.
During that period,
news commenta-
tors fell into the
habit of reporting,
"NASA launched
another rocket from
the Kennedy Space
Center today" even
when the mission
originated from the
Today, KSC encom-
passes approximately
140,000 acres, eas-
ily dwarfing Cape
Canaveral Air Force
Yet most of KSC's
hinterland remains
an undeveloped
wildlife refuge,
purchased when
NASA had dreams of
building several

enormous launch
sites north of
Complexes 39A and
39B. NASA's launch
complexes at KSC
were modernized for
Space Shuttle opera-
tions beginning in
the early 1980s, but
all the unmanned
launch vehicle sites
remain located east of
Merritt Island on Cape
Canaveral Air Force
So, if you hear
someone say, "NASA
launched another
mission from the
Kennedy Space Center
yesterday," and it
went into space on
something other than
the Space Shuttle -
you know better.

8 August 21, 2009 Missileer

So far, his plan seems to be working

By Chris Calkins
45th Space Wing
Public Affairs

Senior Airman
Michael T. Herrington
isn't the kind of guy
who likes to blow his
own horn. He's more
likely to do the best
job he can do every
single day, chip in
when and wherever
help is needed, volun-
teer to be a key mem-
ber of the 45th Space
Wing Honor Guard,
and raise his hand for
an upcoming October
assignment in Kanda-
har Afghanistan,
which he is currently
training for.
And along the
way, pick up an Air
Force and U. S. Space
Command level award
as "2008 Outstanding
Engineering Airman of
the Year."
Not bad for a
Hiram, Ohio Airmen
who joined the Air
Force 30 months ago
because he wanted to
"participate in some-
thing bigger then
myself and gain some
"As an avid
Buckeye fan, one of
the most inspiring
people to me has
always been Woody
Hayes, the former
Ohio State Football
Coach. His dedication
to hard work and con-
stant drive for perfec-
tion are qualities I try
to live by every day,"
he said.

His plan seems to
be working. At least
his squadron com-
mander thinks so.
"What I think
puts him over the
top is this: com-
mitment. Airman
Herrington is one of
the most dedicated
and focused individu-
als I have met," said
Lt. Col Teresa Skojac,
commander, 45
Aeromedical Dental
Squadron. "He is
committed to success
in all he does," she
When asked why he
picked this kind of job
when he first talked to
an Air Force recruiter,
Airman Herrington
said the answer was
"I've always have
been very interested
in this field. We per-
form and manage
engineering activi-
ties in the fields of
industrial hygiene,
occupational health,
radiological health,
and environmental
protection to ensure
healthful working
conditions are main-
tained and that the
environment is not
adversely affected by
Air Force operations,"
he said.
"In other words,
what we do is impor-
tant," he said.
He also said even
though he was the
winner of two major
awards, he still
doesn't feel like it's an

Inolo Iy u;nns ualKins
Checking over his Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), Senior Airman Michael T.
Herrington was recently named "2008 Outstanding Bioenvironmental Engineering Airman of the
Year" for both Air Force Space Command and at the Air Force level.

"individual thing."
"I know everyone
always says the same
thing that this is a
team award, but it
really is. We have a
great team and I have
the best supervisor
any Airman could ever
have," he said with
That supervi-
sor, Tech. Sgt. Marie
Saintiche said work-
ing with Airman
Herrington has been a
two-way street.
"Senior Airman
Herrington is a
remarkable Airman.
Supervising him has
been a privilege,"

she said.
"His dedication to
mission accomplish-
ment and solidarity
is matched by few.
Through working with
Airman Herrington, I
have witnessed that
mentorship flows both
upward and down-
wards through the
"Airman Herrington
is one of the first to
volunteer when a task
is at hand and one of
the few that performs
without any griev-
ances. Recognition for
his accomplishments
is well deserved. He
is truly a 'Grade A'

troop," she said.
Airman Herrington
said he's appreciative
of the recognition, but
enjoys giving back to
the Air Force more
than he likes getting
"One of the rea-
sons I wanted to
be a member of the
Honor Guard is to give
back something to the
veterans who served
before me. It's impor-
tant they be honored
and remembered in
a respectful way and
I am proud to be a
small part of that ser-
vice," he said.
Capt. Steven

Skipper, OIC of the
45th Space Wing
Honor Guard, said he
was not surprised one
bit when he found
out that Airmen
Herrington won
awards at the major
command and Air
Force level.
Senior Airman
Herrington represents
the finest example
of the "service before
self' mentality and
constantly demon-
strates to the Patrick
Air Force Base Honor
Guard the reasons
why he is one of the
Air Forces best," he

August 21, 2009 Missileer 9

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since Tropical Storm Fay dumped

L: than 24 hours here in Brevard County.
Many residents of Central Housing
(left) awoke to find they now lived
in waterfront property. On Aug. 21,
2008, Fay made landfall again near
New Smyrna Beach. As it zigzagged
Sgi B from water to land, it became the first
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landfall in Florida four times.
Thirty-six deaths were blamed on
SFay. Eleven tornadoes were spawned
within the United States due to
Fay. Damage from Fay was heavy,
estimated at $560 million.
Please remember to go over your
personal hurricane checklist and be
prepared for anything Mother Nature
decides to dish out. You can never be
too prepared.

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'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:
How do I decontami-
nate my gloves and
boots during field
AMN Jeffery

AMN Jeffery:
If you have operated
in a known chemical
contaminated area
and want to ensure
you're your gloves and
boots clean so that
you limit contamina-
tion spread, you are
required to decon-
taminate them using
a 5 percent chlorine
solution (household
bleach) or by using
the M-95 personnel
decontamination kit.
Follow the guide-
lines in your ATSO
guide Section 3 page
68, it explains how to
create place and use
boot and glove decon-
tamination troughs; or
Section 3, page 175,
for use of the M-295.

Captain Ready:
I've been issued a

packet of M-8 paper.
I've been told this
detects chemicals
agents. What kind of
agents does it detect
and how do I use it?

Dear Freddie:
Yes your M-8
Paper does detect
five different liquid
chemical agents (G-
series nerve, H or L
series blister, V-series
nerve and GF nerve
The agents must be
liquid and must have
had physical contact
with the paper. If a
liquid agent has come
in contact with the
M-8 paper, those spe-
cific areas will change
color for each specific
type of chemical agent
(gold or yellow for G,
pink or red for H or
L, blue or dark green
for V and red-brown
for GF agents). Before
an anticipated chemi-
cal attack M-8 paper
is pre-positioned
throughout your work
area on flat horizon-
tal surfaces that are
likely to become con-
taminated during a
chemical attack.
For additional
information on pre
and post attack use
open you Airman/s
manual to section 3
page 68 (pre-position)
and section 5 page
134 (detection).

Captain Ready:
What type ofNBCC
emergency situations
requires the setup of
security cordons?
Sgt. Park

Dear Sgt. Park,
A cordon protects
people, equipment
and classified mate-
rial during major inci-
dents and is normally
marked off with rope,
tape, and appropriate
Some situations
that my warrant a
cordon are: the dis-
covery of unexploded
ordinance, major acci-
dents and contami-
nated areas following
an enemy attack.
Entries to these areas
are restricted to
emergency essential
or mission essential
personnel only and
otherwise should be
If you are directed
to report for duty
within a cordon you
must enter only by
passing through entry
control points (ECP).
When entering the
ECP be prepared to
show your I.D. Card
and your vehicle and
other belongings
maybe searched.
For additional
information pertain-
ing to Security pro-
cedures relating to
cordons and their
security measures

review pages 84 and
85 of section 4 of your
Airman's Manual.

Captain Ready:
My supervisor has told
me that I can not use
flavored drinks kike
gator-aid, cool-aid and
Ice Tea in my canteen.
Amn. Salter

Dear Amn. Salter:
Flavored drinks
contain sugars and
other solids that could
leave residues in the
bottom of the canteen
and be trapped inside
the drink tube of your
If these residues
are not removed prop-
erly they could block

the drinking tube or
start to decay causing
Review your
Airman's Manual,
pages 171 and 172
of section 5 for addi-
tional information
concerning mainte-
nance of your can-
teen and proper

August 21, 2009 Missileer 11

Muslim community

celebrates Ramadan

By Marvin Hagan
Patrick AFB Chapel
Islamic Lay Leader

The Muslim holy
month of Ramadan
will begin at the
first crescent sight-
ing of the new moon,
(Qur'an, chapter 2
verse185); which is
expected on/or about
Aug. 21 to Sept. 19.
For the estimated
1.5 billion Muslims
throughout the world,
Ramadan is a spe-
cial time of the year
which marks a month
of fasting.
During this peri-
od Muslims whose
health permits must
fast from dawn to
sunset by abstaining
from food, drink, and
sexual activity.
Fasting is a prac-
tice common to many
religions, sometimes
undertaken as pen-
ance, sometimes to
free us from undue
focus on physical
needs and appetites.
In Islam, the disci-
pline of the Ramadan
fast is intended to
stimulate reflection
on human frailty and
dependence upon G-
d, focus on the spiri-
tual goals and values,
identification with
the less fortunate
and most importantly
fulfillment of the 4th
pillar of Islam.

Each morning
millions of Muslims
will awaken early to
have their first meal,
suhoor, to sustain
them for that day. At
dusk, the fast is bro-
ken with a light meal
called, iftar, similar
to a breakfast or with
dates and milk; fol-
lowed by an evening
meal often consisting
of a variety of foods
and plenty of sweets.
Ordinarily atten-
dance at the mosque
during the evening
prayer is greatly
increased by those
wishing to take
advantage of this holy
month. In addition to
the evening prayer,
Taraweeh prayer, per-
formed only during
Ramadan is held.
The entire Qur'an
(1/30each night) is
recited from memory
by a Hafiz and com-
pleted before the end
of Ramadan. One
night in Ramadan
is said to be more

sacred than any other
night of the year;
the Night of Power.
Although no one
knows for certain, it
is said to be the 27th
night of Ramadan.
This is the night
the first verses of the
Qur'an were revealed
to Muhammad (Quran
chapter 96, verses
1-5). It is not uncom-
mon to find mosque
around the world
overcrowded by the
faithful during the
Night of Power.
At the end of
Ramadan Muslims
must give Zakat al
Fitr, an alms equiva-
lent to approximately
two kilograms of
foodstuff such as
rice, wheat, barely or
Ramadhan is ended
with a congregational
prayer and sermon;
followed by an Islamic
festival called Eid-al-
During this time,
salutations of 'Eid
Mubarak,' gift
exchanges and special
celebrations are held
worldwide to mark
the ending of this
most blessed month;
For more informa-
tion about Islam and/
or participating in
iftar call; please con-
tact Marvin Hagan at


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

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

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 8th grade,
for 9th 12th grade, 6-8 p.m. at the Shark Center.

9 a.m. Traditional worship at Seaside Chapel.
11 a.m. Contemporary service at South Patrick Chapel.

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

For details, contact Barry Chefer at 494-6063.

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.

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Congressman Posey to speak at
AFA Community Partner Lunch
Congressman Bill Posey will be the featured
speaker at the Air Force Association Community
Partner Lunch on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 11:30 a.m.
at The Tides Club on Patrick AFB. Cost of the lunch
is $12, payable by check or Club Card; military
members cost is $7 for E-5 and below. If paying by
check, please mail to: AFA, 152 St. Croix Ave., Co-
coa Beach, FL 32931. If paying by Club Card, e-mail
Chris "Prez" Bailey at Reservation
are required by Thursday, Aug. 27. For more infor-
mation, call 543-3914.

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: 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

Veteran's Home Loan Seminar
Patrick AFB Housing Office is hosting a Veteran's
Home Loan Seminar presented by representatives
from the Veterans Administration (VA) Regional Loan
Center. The seminar is open to all military and DoD
Civilians. Participants will have an opportunity to
learn about affordable homeownership programs,
benefits, and improvements to the Home loan pro-
The free Seminar will take place at the Base
Education 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 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-
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.

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.

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 (CCAFS).

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.

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.

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.

Auto Hobby Shop Special
If your birthday falls on Sept. 12 or 21, you can
use the lifts for just $3 per hour during the month
of September. Just show your ID when you sign in.
For more information, call 494-2537.

Integrated Restoration
(iRest) Program
The Patrick Fitness Center's iRest program starts
Sept. 9 and will be held every Wednesday from
3:30 4:30 p.m. The class teaches stress man-
agement and coping skills, like creative visualiza-
tion, physical relaxation techniques, and breathing

techniques to deepen relaxation in both body and
mind. There is a fee associated with the program.
For more information, call 494-4947.

Monthly Run/Walk
The Patrick AFB and CCAFS Fitness Centers
will hold the monthly run/walk on Sept. 10. The
event will be held at 7 a.m. at the Patrick Fitness
Center and at 7:30 a.m. at the CCAFS Fitness
Center. Registration will be taken the day of the
event. Commander's Cup Points will be awarded.
For more information, guidelines and eligibility
requirements, call 494-4947 (Patrick) or 853-3966

Marriage Conference
Feeling stressed out? Couples are invited to
attend a marriage conference Sept. 11-12, presented
by national speakers Jeff and Debby McElroy of
Forever Families Ministry. It's about family, it's
about hope, it's about time. And it's free for mili-
tary, but you must register by Sept. 7. Come listen
to plain talk about the heart of marriage. For more
information or to register visit
or call 952-9673


Open Water Dive Trips
Outdoor Recreation will hold a 2-tank open water
sport and lobster dive on Sept. 12. Cost is only
$70 per person, which includes boat fees, round
trip transportation and rental gear. Tanks are not
included, but can be rented for $3 each for air
and $6 each for nitrox. There will also be a 3-tank
advanced open water spear fishing and lobster hunt-
ing dive on Sept. 25. Cost is only $100 per person,
and also includes boat fees, round trip transporta-
tion and rental gear. For more information and to
register, call 494-2042.

Boys & Girls Club
National Day for Kids
This day was created to encourage families to
turn off the television and become more active.
Youth Programs has two events planned to com-
memorate the day.
On Sept. 11, from 5 8 p.m., they are hosting
"Let's Play" for parents and children. The evening
will feature fitness challenges, mural art opportuni-
ties and a scavenger hunt. The snack bar will be
open to purchase snacks, to include healthy choices.

August 21, 2009 Missileer 13

The event is free.
Parents can opt to sign their children up to
continue the evening with more fun events and a
light supper at "Kid's Night Out." This event will be
held from 6 11 p.m. and is for children in K-6th
grades. Cost is only $20 for members and $25 for
non-members. Show your AF Services Card and
receive a $5 discount. Sign up is required by COB
Sept. 9. For more information and to sign up, call

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 on Friday, Sept.
18 and Sat., Sept 19. Community service points
are available. Contact Teresa Christopher at 543-
4799 or for more details
regarding volunteering.

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