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Title: The Missileer
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Vol. 51 No. 34 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. August 28, 2009

Brig. Gen.
Edward L.
Bolton, Jr., will
be conducting
a Commander's
Call today at
8 a.m. in the
Base Theater.
Please be in
your seats by
7:50 a.m.

Collaboration key to

Answers to important

Tech. Sgt. Michael Claus, 5th Space Launch Squadron, gives Chief Master
Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy an up-close-and-personal look at an
Atlas V rocket from a different perspective during the CMSAF's visit to
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Patrick Air Force Base Aug. 21.
for more on the CMSAF's visit, please see pages 8 and 9

Photos by Jennifer Macklin
Command Chief Master Sgt. Larry Malcom,
right, welcomes CMSAF James Roy at the
Patrick flight line Aug. 21. During his tour,
CMSAF Roy visited with members of the
Launch Group, toured the Morrell Operations
Center, chatted with some CCAFS firemen, had
lunch at the award-winning Riverside Dining
Facility with several Airmen, attended a base
housing meeting and hosted an "Enlisted Call"
at the Base Theatre.
"I just visited with five tactical air control
party Airmen last week who were deploying to
Iraq to support an Army unit. Those war fight-
ers will use satellites like the ones launched
from the Cape last Monday morning to call in
airstrikes to help us win the fight," said CMSAF
"Although Florida is a long way from the
front lines, without the 45th Space Wing's
mission support, our war fighters, along with
our joint and coalition partners, would be
severely hampered in their mission," he said.

The 45th Space Wing would like to cordially

welcome the AFSPC IG Team to PAFB and CCAFS

2 August 28, 2009 Missileer


On your mark, get set, exercise!

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

Well, all the coaching, cajol-
ing, teaching, preparing, prodding
and practicing for the Operational
Readiness Inspection will now be
put to the test, again, beginning
next week.
It's here. Game on.
We have talked with the AFSPC
Inspection Team and they have
made it clear to us that "telling"
them what you do or "showing"
them a checklist of things we do
to execute our mission will not be
good enough. We will not pass go.
We will not collect $200 without
showing them we can walk the
So, expect probing questions.
Expect challenging scenarios. And
more importantly, be ready and
willing to "demonstrate" your abili-
ties to do your mission, whether
it's being evaluated in a day-to-day

inspection, or during your actions
in response to some kind of unex-
pected scenario we are sure to
encounter over the next few weeks.
In any event, I am very confident
we will clear the high bar as long
as we remember to work together
as a team.
Former major league baseball
manager Casey Stengel hit one out
of the park when he said "finding
good baseball players is the easy
part. Getting them to play as a team
is the tough part."
That's just a simple truth.
And from Day 1, when I took
command of this Wing, I have never

Begin by learning the

By Lt. Col. Todd Ellison
Deputy Commander,
45th Operations Squadron

The great basketball player
Michael Jordan once said, "Talent
wins games, but teamwork and
intelligence wins championships."
As we prepare for our upcoming
inspection, I believe Jordan's quote
rings true for our mission areas.
Only through teamwork will we
succeed in executing all aspects
of our mission, and only through
teamwork will we excel during our
upcoming inspection. But how do
we become a great team?
First, each of us must know the
playbook. Within each career field,
there are numerous instructions,
laws, and procedures that guide
our execution. To truly do our
jobs efficiently and effectively, we
must know the rules and execute
to those standards. There simply

Commander's Corner

are no excuses for not knowing the
plays in our playbook. We train, we
study, and we practice. Once we're
ready, when we have the plays
down pat, we execute.
Each player on our team has
assigned routes to execute. While
we function together as a team, we
rely on each individual member to
execute his or her job the way they
have been trained.
Individual accountability, atten-
tion to detail, and the drive to
do your job to the best of your
ability will help ensure our plays
develop as planned: rockets launch
successfully, troops deploy, and
our base population receives the
support we need to execute our
No matter how sharply we




execute, we run the risk of a bro-
ken play.
As a result, we must be pre-
pared to react to the unexpected.
We work in a dynamic and dan-
gerous environment, and through
our training we learn how to react
if something goes differently than
During these times, we must
turn back to our training to deter-
mine the best method to react.
Well rehearsed contingency plans,
coordinated procedures, clear com-
munications, and a take control
attitude will enable you to react cor-
rectly and turn broken plays into
positive gains.
As we press through this time
of inspection preparations and
bustling operations tempo, I'm
proud to be a part of the 45th SW
team. I look forward to meeting the
challenges ahead of us together.
To teamwork!

seen a group of people watch each
others' backs the way you do. Chief
Master Sgt. of the Air Force James
Roy said the exact same thing dur-
ing his visit here last week. It's that
easy to see. Believe me.
Let's face it, the next month or
so will be a very busy, very stress-
ful time for many of us. That being
said, I need you to "take care of
Don't let the stress eat at you
because if you don't bring your "A-
Game" we can't bring ours. Please
get the proper rest. Eat right.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen.
Norton A. Schwartz has declared
an "All in" philosophy and mentality
for the entire Air Force.
"Precision and reliability is the
standard regardless ofjob, or grade,
or specialty. Everyone contributes -
every single person," Gen. Schwartz
That's just the simple truth too.

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


August 28, 2009 Missileer 3

The following individuals have
been selected for promotion to
the rank of Staff Sergeant:

45 Aeromedical-Dental
SrA. Morgan Demars

45 Civil Engineer Squadron
SrA. Arnold Garza
SrA. Barry Girard
SrA. Ricardo Hall
SrA. Donrico Hooker
SrA. Manuel Iglesias
SrA. Zachary Jones
SrA. Yuslain Perez
SrA. Kenneth Powell
SrA. Shanae Wilson

45 Comptroller Squadron
SrA. Brian Harding

45 Contracting Squadron
SrA. Abbigayle Cochran

45 Force Support Squadron
SrA. Alicia Laswell

45 Launch Support Squadron
SrA. Benjamin Smith

45 Logistics Readiness Flight
SrA. Jessica May

45 Medical Operations
SrA. Juan Davila
SrA. Evan Hoke

45 Medical Support Squadron
SrA. Karen Blackstock
SrA. Jessica Peters

45 Security Forces Squadron
SrA. Patrick Allen
SrA. Michelle Armour
SrA. Mary Aylesworth
SrA. Justin Breighner
SrA. Cathryn Cook
SrA. Jessica Dahmen
SrA. Jered Dauterman
SrA. Jennifer O'Hara
SrA. Brian Scott
SrA. John Tomlinson

45 Space Communications
SrA. Thomas Snyder

45 Weather Squadron
SrA. Christopher Guzy
SrA. Ryan Kegler

333 USAF Recruiting
SrA. Ferney Rivera

Air Force Technical
Applications Center
SrA. Jeffrey Ashburn
SrA. Jared Beach
SrA. Carl Bohling
SrA. Wayne Carrillo
SrA. Christopher Dale
SrA. Ryan Doerr
SrA. Anthony Erickson
SrA. Donald Freeman
SrA. Adam Gunkel
SrA. Bobby Hawkins
SrA. Tamara Johnson
SrA. Donald Kramer
SrA. Dustin Krasovic
SrA. Jeremiah Loop
SrA. Edward Martinez
SrA. Joshua Mays
SrA. Timothy Mellon
SrA. Eric Nelson
SrA. Jeffrey Pirnat
SrA. Kristin Porter
SrA. Thomas Sullivan
SrA. Matthew Wilkens

SrA. Dennis Boyer
SrA. Charles Cole
SrA. Bernice Martinez

SrA. Jacob Sevy

Congratulations to all!

4 August 28, 2009 Missileer

Well Deserved!
Burt Slesinger, a retired Army Lt. Col. and long
time Red Cross volunteer coordinator for the
45th Medical Group is presented the
U.S. Air Force Space Command Zachary and
Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished
Civilian Humanitarian Award by
Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr., commander,
45th Space Wing during a recent ceremony on
base. His son, Steve, is at right.
The criteria for the award reads (in part) that
the winner must have "personal qualities of
patriotism, generosity, and selfless
dedication to the members of the
Armed Forces of the United States.
"Well, after donating more than 8,000 hours
more than 14 years to enhance the quality
of life of military members and their
families, it almost seems the award was written
for Burt," said Gen. Bolton.

Photo by Jennifer Macklin

August 28, 2009 Missileer 5

Collaboration key to success

in cyber operations

By Scott Knuteson
Air University
Public Affairs

(AFNS) The Air
Force Information
Technology Confer-
ence opened Aug. 24
in Montgomery, Ala.,
with keynote address-
es from the vice
chairman of the Joint
Chiefs, the Air Force
chief of staff and the
CEO of McAfee, Inc.
emerged as a key
theme in the opening
day of the conference,
which is now in its
26th year.
The modern warf-
ighter has found "tre-
mendous advantages
in networking organi-
zations," Gen. James
Cartwright, vice
chairman of the Joint
Chiefs, told attendees,
saying that the con-
ference is a valuable
tool in learning how to
leverage information
technology advantag-
es, he said.
The event boasts
more than 200 ven-
dors, 120 seminars
and 5,800 registered
"My hat is off to
you in the informa-
tion technology com-
munity," Gen. Norton

Schwartz, Air Force
chief of staff, said in
his address. "You are
key to how we concen-
trate our efforts and
The IT backbone
allows interconnectiv-
ity between advanced
weapon and command
and control systems,
the general noted,
maximizing effective-
ness in air, space and
cyberspace opera-
Professionals from
across the govern-
ment and private sec-
tors will gather for
the next three days to
collaborate and share
on the latest technol-
ogy and its benefits
for the Air Force and
the Department of
Defense as a whole.
"We're proud of
the relationship we
have with the Air
Force," said Mr. David
DeWalt, McAfee CEO
and a keynote speak-
er. "We need to devel-
op stronger threat
intelligence. This rela-
tionship provides a
great opportunity."
Collaboration was
also on the mind of
U.S. Representative
Bobby Bright, the
congressional repre-
sentative from the 2nd
District in Alabama,
which includes the
city of Montgomery.

"This is the ideal
event to mesh small
business and our
military community
together," said Mr.
Bright, who serves
on the House Armed
Services Committee.
Mr. Bright wel-
comed the group to
Alabama. The con-
gressman, as well as
Mr. John Caporal,
deputy director of
the Air Force's Small
Business Programs,
will speak to the small
business forums tak-
ing place later in the
Conference forums
and events support
the conference theme,
"The Warfighter's
Edge in Battlespace,"
highlighting how
information technol-
ogy contributes to the
joint fight.
The rapid evolution
of the Air Force and
the Department of
Defense necessitates
focus on three tenets,
according to Richard
Lombardi, the 554th
Electronic Systems
Wing director. These
are rapid acquisi-
tion, operability at the
core and the ability to
fight through a cyber
Winning, both on
the battlefield and in
cyberspace, requires
the leveraging of

U.S. Air Force photo/Melanie Rodgers Cox
Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, the Air Force chief of staff, spoke to
more than 5,500 Air Force Information Technology Conference attendees
Aug. 24 in Montgomery, Ala. This year's theme, "The Warfighter's Edge in
Battlespace," aims to highlight the role of information technology in the
joint fight.

a variety of cyber
systems, General
Cartwright said.
"In the art of war,
where does (informa-
tion technology) fit?"
the nation's second
highest ranking mili-
tary officer asked.
And risk, though
inevitable, cannot
stop progress toward
applying technology
on the battlefield.
"Can we afford to
step aside because
there might be risk?"

the general asked.
"The answer is no."
The Department
of Defense, in col-
laboration with pri-
vate industry, must
learn to find a balance
between the vulner-
abilities and advan-
tages of technology,
he said.
Conference attend-
ees will have the
opportunity to hear
other keynote speak-
ers on a variety of
topics throughout the

week, including Lt.
Gen. William Lord,
chief of warfighting
integration and chief
information officer for
the Air Force, and Lt.
Gen. Carroll Pollett,
director of the Defense
Information System
Agency and com-
mander, Joint Task
Force-Global, Network

(Jessica Casserly con-
tributed to this article)

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Post-9/11 GI Bill

- Transferability of Benefits

By Capt Susan
Assistant Staff
Judge Advocate

As of Aug. 1, 2009,
individuals who
are eligible for the
Post-9/11 GI Bill may
be able to transfer
their GI Bill benefits
to their spouse and/or
You are eligible to
transfer your benefits
to a spouse or child
if you are enrolled in
the Post-9/11 GI Bill
program and you:

* Have served at least
six years in the Armed
Forces at the time you
elect to transfer your
benefits and you agree
to serve at least four
more years after the
date of election;

* Have at least

10 years of service
in the Armed Forces
(active duty and/or
selected reserve) on
the date of election,
cannot (due to
standard service or
DOD policy or
statute) commit to
an additional four
years of service, but
agree to serve for the
maximum amount
of time allowed
by the policy or
statute; or

* Are or become
retirement eligible
during the period
from Aug. 1, 2009
through Aug. 1, 2013.
If you are, or become,
retirement eligible
between Aug. 1, 2009
and Aug. 1, 2013,
you may need to
commit to additional
service in order
to transfer your

benefits. The addi-
tional service require-
ments are based on
the date you become
retirement eligible and
are as follows:

* If you were eligible
for retirement on
Aug. 1, 2009, no
additional service is

* If you have an
approved retirement
date after Aug. 1,
2009 and before
July 1, 2010, no
additional service is

* If you are eligible
for retirement after
Aug. 1, 2009 and
before Aug. 1, 2010,
one year of additional
service after approval
of transfer is required;

* If you are eligible for

retirement on or after
Aug. 1, 2010 and
before Aug. 1, 2011,
two years of addi-
tional service after
approval of transfer
are required.

* If you are eligible for
retirement on or after
Aug. 1, 2011 and
before Aug. 1, 2012,
three years of addi-
tional service after
approval of transfer
are required.
If you qualify to
transfer your Post-
9/11 GI Bill benefits,
you may transfer all of
your remaining ben-
efits (or all 36 months
if you have not used
any) to your eligible
spouse and/or chil-
Your benefits
can be transferred to
one person, or to
any combination

of your spouse and
In order for your
spouse and/or
children to be eligible
to receive a trans-
fer of benefits, they
must be enrolled in
In addition, while
a spouse may start
to use the benefits
immediately, children
cannot use the ben-
efits until you have
completed 10 years of
service in the Armed
Children also may
not use the ben-
efits until they have
received a high school
diploma (or equivalen-
cy certificate), or are
18 years of age.
Finally, children
must use the benefits
before reaching age
A spouse may use

the benefits up to
15 years after the
service member's
separation from active
In order to find out
if your dependents are
eligible to receive a
transfer of your
Post-9/11 GI Bill
benefits, you need
to fill out a DOD
application, which is
available online at:
You must receive
approval in order
to transfer your
For further infor-
mation regarding
the Post-9/11 GI
Bill and transfer
of benefits, please
visit the Department
of Veterans Affairs
website (

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

August 28, 2009 Missileer 7

I History Highlights

The Cape's Last DSCS III Mission

By Mark C. Cleary
45th SW History Office

On August 29,
2003, a Delta IV
carried the final
Defense Satellite
System (DSCS) III
spacecraft into orbit
from Cape Canaveral.
Rising from
Complex 37B on the
evening of the 29th,
the Delta IV injected
its payload into the
proper transfer orbit
42 minutes later. The
launch was the end of
an era, and not just
for the DSCS III.
The first DSCS III
satellite had been
launched into space
in October 1982,
but the DSCS (pro-
nounced "discus")
saga really began 18
years earlier.
Way back in
October 1964,
the Defense
Agency contracted
Philco-Ford to design,
build and deliver
the Initial Defense
Satellite Program
(IDCSP) satellites and
their dispensers.
Each of the first-
generation satel-
lites weighed only
99 pounds, so the
spacecraft could be
launched in clusters
of four, seven or eight
satellites at a time.
They were designed
to relay teletype mes-
sages, voice commu-
nications, photos and

--. -
Courtesy Photo

During the late 1960s,
the IDCSP satellites
provided the military
with a lot of 'hands
on' experience in the
application of
spacecraft technology
and spaceflight

digital data from orbit
- about 21,000 miles
above Earth's surface.
The first cluster of
seven IDCSP satel-
lites was launched
from Cape Canaveral
aboard a Titan IIIC on
June 16, 1966.
Those satellites
were orbited success-
fully, but a second
Titan IIIC mission
failed on August 26,
1966 about 79 sec-
onds after lift-off.
Other Titan IIICs
deployed the rest
of the first genera-
tion satellites from

the Cape in January
1967, July 1967 and
June 1968.
During the late
1960s, the IDCSP
satellites provided the
military with a lot of
'hands on' experience
in the application of
spacecraft technology
and spaceflight tech-
The next generation
(DSCS II) spacecraft
were considerably
larger satellites, and
they offered substan-
tial improvements
in communications
capacity and trans-
mission strength.
Each cylindrical DSCS
II was nine feet wide
and six feet high. It
weighed about 1,350
pounds, and its solar
array was 13 feet wide
on-orbit. The prime
contractor, TRW,
delivered 16 DSCS
The first two DSCS
II spacecraft were
orbited in November
1971. They had an
operational life expec-
tancy of four years,
but that lifespan rose
to 10 years for later
spacecraft in the
A constellation of
four DSCS IIs was
operational by mid-
December 1978, and
DSCS II missions
continued long after
the new DSCS IIIs
made their debut in
The last DSCS II
accompanied a DSCS
III spacecraft into

space in 1989.
A total of 14 DSCS
III spacecraft were
procured from the
original contractor
(General Electric)
and the division's
later owners,
Martin Marietta and
Lockheed Martin.
Though about
the same size as a
III weighed approxi-
mately 2,700 pounds
and carried six super
high frequency tran-
sponders for secure
voice and high data
rate communications.
Its 38-foot-wide solar
array provided greater
The Air Force/
Lockheed Martin team
completed their on-
orbit checkout of the
last DSCS III space-
craft in late December
Orbiting at an
altitude of roughly
22,500 miles, the
DSCS III constel-
lation continues to
provide secure com-
munications and data
services for defense
officials and military
commanders in the
In February 2009,
the Air Force and
Lockheed Martin team
announced that the
DSCS III constella-
tion had surpassed
200 years of on-orbit
operations. It was a
new endurance record
for U.S. military com-
munications satellite

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During a stop at the award-winning Riverside Dining Facility, CMSAF prepares to "coin" Airman 1st
Class Omar Sanchezhernandez, 45th Medical Group, the current 45th SW "Airman of the Quarter."

CMSAF Roy impressed

with 45th Space Wing visit

CMSAF James Roy completes his tour of the Atlas V rocket launch pad at CCAFS with a view
from the top of the massive structure. All photos by Jennifer Mackin

CMSAF James Roy, second from right, gets a briefing at CCAFS Aug. 21 from (left to right)
Chief Master Sgt. Jeff Hall, Superintendent, 45th Launch Group, Lt. Col. Dave Hook, commander,
5th Space Launch Squadron and Tech. Sgt. Jason Steward, 5th SLS, who helped brief the CMSAF.

By Chris Calkins
45th Space Wing Public Affairs

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air
Force James A. Roy brings a lot
of "joint and coalition" experi-
ence to his job as the Air Force's
16th senior enlisted advisor.
He made clear he doesn't need
to be "reminded" what the 45th
Space Wing brings to the warf-
ighters in harm's way when he
visited Cape Canaveral Air Force
Station and Patrick Air Force
Base Aug. 21.
"I just visited with five tacti-
cal air control party Airmen last
week who were deploying to Iraq
to support an Army unit. Those
war fighters will use satellites
like the ones launched from the
Cape last Monday morning to
call in airstrikes to help us win
the fight," said CMSAF Roy.
"Although Florida is a long
way from the front lines, with-
out the 45th Space Wing's mis-
sion support, our war fighters,
along with our joint and coali-
tion partners, would be severely
hampered in their mission," he
Currently, the 45th Space

Wing has approximately 100
Airmen deployed in harm's way,
according to Command Chief
Master Sgt. Larry Malcom, 45th
Space Wing Command Chief.
"I think it's a very fresh and
interesting perspective Chief Roy
brings to the office. With all his
joint background experience,
his drive for additional joint and
coalition training will only make
our Air Force even better in
five, 10 or 15 years," said Chief
During the tour, CMSAF
Roy visited with members of
the Launch Group, toured the
Morrell Operations Center, chat-
ted with some CCAFS firemen,
had lunch at the award-winning
Riverside Dining Facility with
several Airmen, attended a base
housing meeting and hosted
an "Enlisted Call" at the Base
"One of the very first things I
noticed was the incredible feeling
of teamwork between the wing's
Airmen, civilians and contrac-
tors. That's a key ingredient to
success across all aspects in all
services in today's world," he

CMSAF Roy also said he was
making sure the welfare of the
family unit and that of the sin-
gle Airman one of his highest
priorities while serving the Air
Force he loves.
"Our families sacrifice when
our Airmen deploy. We need to
make sure we look at the pro-
grams for them and find better
ways to support them," CMSAF
Roy said. "We're also going to
look at programs for our single
Airmen. They have a unique
challenge when they deploy. As
the chief master sergeant of the
Air Force, I'm committed to mak-
ing sure our Airmen and their
families are taken care of," he
said with conviction.
Chief Malcom said even though
the visit was short, the impact
was most powerful.
""What a great opportunity for
the 45th Space Wing to show-
case the space mission to the
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air
Force. His short time was filled
with rockets and Airmen from
across the installation showing
him where 'control of the bat-
tlespace begins'...and that's right
here," he said with a smile.

-. ...P I ,
Firefighters from CCAFS take a break from their training to share a smile and some conversation with the
CMSAF Aug. 21 at the Cape.

CMSAF Roy's visit ended with a passionate speech during the All-Enlisted Call held in the Base Theater.

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2:30 p.m.
Shark Hut

Surfing Class
8 10 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Sunday Brunch
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
The Tides
Football Frenzy
12:30 7 p.m.
The Tides


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

Summer Story Time
10 a.m.

Labor Day Pool Party
noon 3 p.m.
Family Pool
Labor Day Snack Bar
Special Bowling
Labor Day 2-Person
Bes-t EBll Gol
TolII'lrnl ml1 lnt[. J1II

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


Career Change Class
10 11:30 a.m.
Start of Patrick AFB
& CCAFS Fitness
Center "Aerobathon"

Families in the Know
6:30 7:30 p.m.


Bowling Special
$1.25 Games
11 a.m. closing

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


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

Unlimited Bowling
2 p.m. closing

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

I.F4 .I

TAP 3-Day
Workshop Starts
8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
9 10:30 a.m.
of Resumes Class
1 p.m.

How to Become a
Millionaire Class
11 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Restoration Program
3:30 4:30 p.m.
Patrick AFB
Fitness Center

Monthly 5K Run/
1.5 Mile Walk, 7 a.m.
Patrick Fitness
Center, 7:30 a.m.
CCAFS Fitness
Center Sponsorship
9- 11a.m.
Bundles for Babies/
Newborn Care Class
6 8 D.m., A&FRC


New\\ comer -3
Orientatiio Briefing
37 10 a m noon

1st Term Airman
Management Cla-ss
Sa m 4 30 p.m.
A&FRC SIpouse
Orieni tat ion
1 1 1: m
4:30 7:30 p.m.
Shark Hut

Smooth Alm:e\ Cla'ss
9- 11 a.m.
Palama Club
Sl,',or Time
6 16 p.m.

Applying for AF Jobs
9- 11 a.m., A&FRC
Latin Night
10 p.m. 2 a.m.
The Tides
Boys & Girls Club
National Da\ for Kids
- "Let's Play"
5 8 p m1
"Kid's NilOht OLIt
6 1 p i 1
Youth C .-ntl

Teen Night
7 10 p.m.
Youth Center
Latin Night
10 p.m. 2 a.m.
The Tides
Surf Fishing Class
5 6:30 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
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

Surf Fishing Class
7- 11 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Safe Boater
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Golf Course

I I .1 1 1

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future issues, e-mail


August 28, 2009 Missileer 11

IDEA Program awards money

for innovative solutions

By BL Allison
45th Force Support

As the Wing POC
for the AF Innovative
Development through
Employee Awareness
(IDEA) Program, I
want to remind you
that you can earn
up to $10,000 for
an approved idea
that "benefits the
Government by
streamlining pro-
cesses or improving/
increasing productiv-
ity and efficiency."
Your one-stop-
shop for this program
is the new IDEA

Program website
which can be found at
https: //ipds.randolph., and provides
links to:
* An "idea pool"
(shows other submis-
sions and includes a
search function)
* "Things to know"
before you submit
your idea
* Submit your individ-
ual or group idea
* Check the status of
your idea submission

* Submit an AF
Uniform Change
Request (individual or
* IDEA Program sta-
If you need even
more details, the gov-
erning publication is
AFI 38-401 and can
be accessed at
401.pdf or call me at

12 August 28, 2009 Missileer


Legal Office changes
Due to the ORI, legal assistance will be limited
to active duty personnel only from Sept. 8 21. The
legal office will be open for notary and powers of at-
torney services. The legal office will resume full legal
assistance schedule starting Sept. 22. Please call the
legal office at 494-7357 if you have any questions.

National Association of
Institutions for Military Education
Services (NAIMES)
Student Spotlight Award
The Patrick AFB Education Center would like
you to be aware that active duty personnel from
all branches of the service, using federal tuition
assistance funding through the Voluntary Education
program, are invited to submit an application for the
NAIMES Student Spotlight Award.
Participation provides students with opportuni-
ties to gain valuable experience in both oral and
written presentations of their work. The award is
a $1,200 scholarship prize and commemorative
plaque to be awarded to the top three projects.
In addition, travel funds, not to exceed $500,
will be available to allow recipients to receive
their award at the annual Council of College and
Military Educators Symposium (usually held in late
January to early February). The deadline to sub-
mit a project, including application and resume is
Sept. 1, 2009.
Applications and more information about the
award can be accessed at:

Military Family Employment
Advocacy Program
The Brevard Workforce Development Board
operates a broad spectrum of state and federally
funded workforce development programs in Brevard
County, and the Military Family Employment
Advocacy (MFEA) Program provides local workforce
resources and assistance to members of the base
community who are seeking employment or transi-
tioning to new careers.
The MFEA Program works to support Patrick AFB
and local Florida National Guard and Reserve Units.
Doris Homitz is the Airman & Family Readiness
Center's new Military Family Employment Advocate.
She can assist those who need help finding a job,
researching schools, or fine tuning their resumes.
For more information and assistance, call

We need your help!

Please note that the Patrick AFB has a real
world readiness inspection coming up.

During the dates of Aug. 30 Sept. 22, we will
be experiencing multiple evaluation scenarios,
delays coming in and out of the installation as
well as some delays in customer service.
It is everyone's responsibility to cooperate
during these inspections and exercises.
Please understand these inspections are very
necessary to ensure the base is able and ready
to carry out the mission.
We appreciate your understanding and
thank you for practicing patience
as we practice readiness.

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 North Parking area.

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 details and to sign up, call 494-5675.

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-

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.

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.

August 28, 2009 Missileer 13

'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:
The most amazing
thing just happened! I
was arriving at work
this morning when

I saw a truck that
looked like it was
designed to move
chemicals involved
in an accident. There
were some cylinders
on the truck that had
some skull and cross
bone placards on them
that fell, broke open
and released some
chemicals. People that
were close to the
accident starting chok-
ing and passed out. I
also noticed a strange
smell in the air and
was coughing too.
Is there something I

could have done to
protect myself better?

Dear Coughing:
I know it is human
nature to watch an
accident and howe-
mergency responders
handle the situation.
In this particular
situation it is best to
actually go inside and
take cover. This type
of protection is known
as "Shelter In Place."
Hopefully the facility
where you work has
a facility manger that

has prepared for this
and has assembled a
Shelter in Place kit.
It is entirely possible
that your facility man-
ager has considered
situations like this
and designated a
specific room in the
middle of the building
that can be isolated.
The Shelter kit may
contain towels and
water to wet the tow-
els to put under
doors, and plastic and
tape to cover vents.
What many people
don't know

is that several people
can survive in a
sealed off room for a
couple hours much
safer than if they were
outside breathing the
chemical. Some
facilities on base have
facility manager that
have the ability to
shut off their heat-
ing, ventilation or air
conditioning (HVAC)
system which further
reduces the amount
of air circulation. If
large sections of the
base are affected by
a chemical the civil

engineer squadron
may shut down power
to facilitate a quick
HVAC shutdown. If
your facility manager
is not familiar with
the concept of Shelter
in Place please have
them call the
Readiness and
Management flight at
494-4224. They have
prepared a training
pamphlet on the sub-
ject. Have you consid-
ered calling for a med-
ical appointment to
help with that cough?

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