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Vol. 51 No. 35 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. September 4, 2009

Labor Day
Holiday Hours

Main Store
9 a.m. 4 p.m.
Main Store Mall
9 a.m. 4 p.m.

Dunkin Donuts
8 a.m. 4 p.m.

10:30 a.m. -4 p.m.
Shoppette W/Gas
8 a.m. 5 p.m.

The following
listed facilities
will be closed:
Admin. Office
North Shoppette
North Shoppette/
Cape Food Court
Cape Shoppette
Cape Barber Shop
Anthony's Pizza
Taco Bell

Commissary will
be open from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
on Labor Day

Safety never

takes a holiday

By Scott Hagen
45th Space Wing
Safety Office

We are approach-
ing the end of a highly
successful 101 Critical
Days of Summer and
now that we can see
the end of this haz-
ardous time period,
we need to remain
focused. The last few
days of the 101 CDS
happen over the long
Labor Day week-
end. The major risk
categories continue to
be automobiles,
motorcycles and
sports and recreation-
al activities.
There have been
19 Air Force fatali-
ties during this time
period this year,
which has been the
average for the last
five years. That may
not sound like many
to you, but there are
still 19 families out
there who will
never have the

"Think Safety In All You Do ...
And Be Here on Day 102."

opportunity to share
Labor Day with their
loved ones. Who will
never have the oppor-
tunity to share any
day with their loved
And just this past
week, a 47-year-old
Kissimmee man was
pulled from the surf in
Cocoa Beach and pro-
nounced dead at the
scene. Think. Swim
with a buddy. Safety
never takes a break.
History shows us
this final weekend is
one of the most deadly
of the campaign.
As always, the 45th
Space Wing imple-
mented an aggressive
safety campaign this
year that is paying
high dividends. Don't
forget the message of
Bernie McGrenehen

about the consequenc-
es of drinking and
Motorcycle riders,
please remember the
safety information you
received at the men-
torship ride.
Everyone needs to
take a moment and
think back to the face
to face interaction
from commanders and
supervisors remind-
ing you to be safe at
all times. All of these
things have helped us
reduce our lost duty
days by over 40 per-
cent here in the 45th
Space Wing in 2009.
This is the last
weekend of the 101
CDS, stay focused
and remember "Think
Safety In All You Do ...
And Be Here on Day

S .

Photo by Brad Swezey
The U.S. Air Force's 45th Space Wing once
again provided flawless Eastern Range support
for NASA's successful launch of Space Shuttle
Discovery Aug. 28 at 11:59 p.m. "We at the
45th assure access to space, and last week's
mission was a testament to all the hard work
that culminates in a safe, successful launch,"
said Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton Jr., 45th Space
Wing commander.

The 45th Space Wing would like to cordially

welcome the AFSPC IG Team to PAFB and CCAFS

Vol. 5'1 No. 35

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

September 4, 2009

2 September 4, 2009 Missileer


Be safe; be a good Wingman

By Gen. C. Robert Kehler
Air Force Space Command

Labor Day marks the end of
summer and the last few days of
the 2009 Critical Days of Summer
Safety Campaign. We lost a valu-
able member of our AFSPC fam-
ily in June not on vacation; just
driving home from work on a two-
lane blacktop in the middle of the
Based upon Air Force statistics,
four Airmen die each month while
driving, riding or swimming. Let's
stop this trend and end the sum-
mer season without another fatal-
Many of our Air Force fatalities
this year were caused by other
It's a combat zone out there.
You must remain vigilant every
time you drive or ride stay off
your cell phone and wear your seat

belt. One third of the Airmen who
died in automobile mishaps this
summer were ejected from their
vehicles because they didn't wear a
seat belt.
Statistics tell us that if you don't
wear a seat belt, you are 29 times
more likely to be ejected; and if
ejected, your chances of survival
are slim.
When operating a motorcycle,
wear all your personal protective
equipment (PPE), slow down when
approaching an intersection or
curve, drive defensively and watch
closely the actions of those around
you. In many motorcycle fatalities
other drivers are quoted as saying,
"I looked, but I never saw him."
If drinking is in your plans, then
don't plan on operating a motor
vehicle. In fact, don't drink to excess
regardless of whether you would
intend to drive. If you're on the
water, never swim alone and never
swim under the influence of alcohol

or drugs. You need all of your skills
to stay alive.
Prior to the Labor Day week-
end, I expect all commanders and
supervisors to make eye-to-eye
contact with each of their Airmen
and find out what activities are
planned; provide sound mentorship
and help them evaluate the risks
they may face. Cover all the bases:
cell phones, seat belts, defensive
driving, motorcycle PPE, speeding,
water sports safety and alcohol.
Finally, be a good wingman
and encourage others to do the
same. You are accountable for
your actions and those around you
- "warriors taking care of warriors"
on and off duty. Wingman respon-
sibilities don't stop there you also
have a responsibility to be a good
wingman for your family and your
friends. You know the risks; you
know what to do.
Have a wonderful and safe Labor
Day weekend.

Safety: Keep the odds in your favor

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

Safety. You are probably
wondering how many times you are
going to hear that word. Well, I'll
tell you right up front so there is
no doubt whatsoever in your mind:
In case you didn't get the news,
five Airmen died over the weekend.
Five. Two died in automobile acci-
dents, one on a motorcycle, one
drowned and one died in a private
plane crash.
Accidents don't care what race
you are, what sex, what age or what
rank. Two Airmen, two NCO's and
a Lieutenant Colonel are no longer
with us.

From the top

Like I've said before and will cer-
tainly say time and time again we
need to stop and think before we put
ourselves and others in danger-
ous situations. No one can prevent
accidents from happening, but we
do have the ability to put ourselves
in the safest positions possible by
being smart.
And that's by being smart about
where you are, what you are doing
and when you are doing it. It only
takes a split second for something
to happen that can change your life
- and the lives of your loved ones
- forever.
Don't take any stupid chances.

Don't talk on your cell phone while
driving either on- or off-base. Keep
the odds in your favor. Please.
On a different note, I want to tell
you how impressed I was by the
spirit and enthusiasm you showed
during the ORI in-brief Monday
morning in the theatre.
As your commander, it made me
proud to see that big a crowd early
on a Monday morning be that vocal
and that much ready for the inspec-
tion process we'll be going through
over the next few weeks.
I am now even more sure of you
than ever that you have the "right
Have a great and safe -
holiday weekend. And look out for
one another. That's what Wingmen

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
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45th Space Wing, Patrick AFB, Fla.
This civilian enterprise Air Force newspa-
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of the U.S. military services. Contents of the
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endorsed by, the U.S. government, the DoD or
the Department of the Air Force.
The appearance of advertising in this pub-
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not constitute endorsement by the DoD, the
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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
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Submission deadline is 2 p.m.
the Friday before publication.


September 4, 2009 Missileer 3

Rendering Respect
All military members are reminded that they should render a salute at
the first note of the National Anthem and during Reveille and Retreat,
and maintain that position until the last note. When the flag is not
displayed, all present should face toward the music and act in the
same manner they would if the flag were displayed. If you are in a
vehicle during Reveille or Retreat, pull the car to the side of the road
and stop. When in civilian clothes and outdoors, stand at attention and
place your right hand (with a hat if wearing one) over your heart.

We need

your help!

Please note that Patrick AFB has a real
world readiness inspection coming up.
During the dates Sept. 4 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.

Photo by Jennifer Macklin

4 September 4, 2009 Missileer

Patrick AFB scores high in

customer feedback survey

By Debbie Eppler
45th Force
Support Squadron

Every year,
Headquarters Air
Force Services con-
ducts a Customer
Feedback Survey
to assess customer
satisfaction with
base-level Services
programs. There was
an exciting change
to the 2009 program.
The Air Force merged
Mission Support and
Services to create

new synergies and
improve customer
This year on Patrick
Air Force Base, the
survey was a great
success. Our base
was one of only four
Air Force Space
Command bases to
meet and exceed
the 100 percent
customer response
quota. Results gar-
nered Patrick AFB a
4.42 rating out of a
total 5.0 well ahead
of the 4.18 Air Force

average. Patrick AFB
also ranked number
one in AFSPC for
overall high combined
customer feedback
Customers of
Patrick AFB are the
beneficiaries of this
compiled information.
When you talk, we
"We want you to
let your opinions be
known," said Maj.
Patrick White, com-
mander, 45th Force
Support Squadron.

"Your responses help
make a difference in
the programs offered
to you, your family,
and the entire Patrick
AFB community. The
45th Force Support
Squadron is com-
mitted to offering a
variety of programs
to improve the qual-
ity of life for Air Force
families. These sur-
veys help us under-
stand what we are
doing right and where
we can improve,"
he said.

Photo by Robyn Carr
Mr. Martin King, Airman & Family Readiness
Center Specialist, and Tech. Sgt. Monica
Gonzales A&FRC Family Readiness NCO, look
over some newly-designed welcome packets
that will be presented to distinguished visitors
arriving soon at Patrick. The A&FRC scored
a 4.58, out of a possible 5.0, during a recent
Customer Feedback Survey. Patrick AFB was
one of only four AFSPC bases to meet and
exceed the 100 percent customer response


Name, Rank, unit, and duty title:
Barry Cantor, 45th Force Support Squadron
"Space Coast Inn" Guest Services Representative

How long have you been at this duty station?
Nine years

What is your hometown (city, state)?
Born in Springfield, Mass., now lives in Palm Bay

What's your favorite motto?
I like to live by the golden rule. And my mom
always said be kind to people and try to do at least
one good deed every day. You will reap the rewards
somewhere down the road of life.

What inspired you to go beyond the call of
When I retired from active duty, I used my GI bill to
get another degree Hospitality Management from
Brevard Community College. I had a professor who
taught me to always give your guests the best ser-
vice. It's an intangible product that the guest will
long remember and give them an incentive to come
back in the future. We want our guests to be happy,
enjoy their stay with us and come back ... that's

how we prosper as an organization while fulfilling
the mission of the 45th FSS, 45th Mission Support
Group and the 45th Space Wing. I've learned that
a "Shark" does nothing less than Excellence in
everything we do.

Why do you serve in the Air Force?
I was a "Scope Dope" for NORAD for my first enlist-
ment and an AFRTS broadcaster for the rest of my
24 years active duty. I've always considered myself
a member of the Air Force family and will remain
one as long as I can contribute to the mission.

Reason for nomination:
Barry is an outstanding employee who often "goes
above and beyond" in customer service. Barry's
dedication and professionalism are always excep-
tional and set the standard for continued excellence
for lodging and the 45th Force Support Squadron.
He gets the most "kudos" from guests praising him
for his wide knowledge of the local area such as fine
dining and tourism spots.

Mary G. Chamberlain
45th Force Support Squadron
Guest Services Manager

NEWS September 4, 2009 Missileer 5

Shoplifting incidents hurt thieves, community

45th SW Public Affairs
Staff Report

Bottom line up
front: shoplifting hurts
everyone involved with
the 45th Space Wing,
from the perpetra-
tor of the theft, to the
many MWR activities
the Army, Air Force
Exchange System
And even though
the number of shop-
lifting incidents stayed
even at 41 cases over
the past two years,
and the cost of the
products involved
went down 48 per-
cent, from $3,329 in
2007 to $1,719 in
2008, AAFES General

manager David Crain
said any theft at any
AAFES facility is "one
theft too many."
"This isn't just
about a stolen video
game or a purse
leaving the premise
without someone pay-
ing," said Mr. Crain.
"AAFES' mission to
generate earnings
in support of MWR
activities makes loss
prevention a qual-
ity of life issue for
the entire Patrick Air
Force Base commu-
nity. People who steal
from the exchange
do more than harm
themselves; they
directly impact MWR's
ability to complete

their mission."
AAFES, which has
contributed more
than $2.4 billion to
Air Force Services and
Army Morale, Welfare
and Recreation pro-
grams in the past
10 years, continues
to focus its efforts
on reducing theft to
maximize the invest-
ment authorized shop-
pers make in their
exchange benefit.
The 45th Security
Forces Squadron
commander wishes
people would think
before taking a chance
that could negatively
impact their lives for
"In many of the

shoplifting cases, the
suspect actually has
the money to pay for
the items but didn't
think they would
be caught," said Lt.
Col. William Cannon,
45th SW SF com-
"In some of those
cases, the value of the
items is fairly insignif-
icant, but a decision
to take items without
paying may result in
significant costs with
a $250 fine, court
costs, and the loss
of Base Exchange or
commissary privileg-
es," he said.
"More importantly,
it may result in the
establishment of

*;^cjg^ -

a criminal record something that does
that could impact not belong to them
future educational or to consider the con-
employment opportu- sequences of getting
nities, among other caught."
things, so I strongly "And then ask
encourage anyone yourself if it's really
thinking about taking worth it," he said.

'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:
What is my best
defense against
Biological agent;

Dear Tom:
There are many

you can do today to
help protect your-
self in the event that
you are exposed to
Biological agents (e.g.
good hygiene, immu-
nization, sanitation,
etc.). One of the best
sources of informa-
tion available to you
and readily avail-
able is your Airman's
Manual. Review
section 5, pages 141-

Captain Ready:
s? When in MOPP 4 we
- Tom all look-a-like, how do
I know who's who or
friend or foe?
things Sgt. Nobody

Dear Sgt. Nobody:
When in MOPP 4
or not if someone is
unfamiliar to you and
you're not sure if they
pose a threat or not,
they should be chal-
lenged for positive
identification using
either of the two
methods for positive
I.D. Sign/Countersign
or Chemical Codes.
These are simple
methods used to posi-
tively identify people
who wear protective
masks or who are
in MOPP 4. Sign/
Countersign, words
or numbers can be
used as the sign and

For example, if
the words of the day
are Blue Cards and
the challenge word
is Blue, the correct
response is cards.
The number of the
day must be between
2 and 10, so if the
number of the day is
7 and you say 3,
the correct corre-
sponding number
would be 4 making
the sum of 7.
Chemical codes
these codes are a
constant changing list
of numbers and let-
ters developed into a
square grid matrix to

necessitate a different
response to the pos-
sible combinations
of challenge codes.
Check in out in the
Airman's Manual,
section 4, page 88
and page 217 of
section 6.

Captain Ready:
What does S-A-L-U-T-
E mean during attack
Lt. Parker

Dear Lt. Parker:
Use the S-A-L-U-
T-E (Size-Activity-
report as a quick

and effective way to
communicate ground
enemy attack infor-
mation up the chain
of command.
Example: 12 enemy
soldiers, over ran
the main gate, head-
ing towards wing
HQ, wearing light
blue clothing, time
0500 hrs. weapons in
hand, possibly assault
Additional infor-
mation on attack
reporting and com-
munication opera-
tions can be found in
the Airman's Manual,
section 4, pages 95
and 96.


6 September 4, 2009 Missileer

History Highlights

Patriots for DESERT STORM

By Mark C. Cleary
45th SW History Office

On September
6, 1990, the first of
516 Patriot missiles
were flown from Cape
Canaveral's Skid
Strip to bases in the
Middle East. Then as
now, the Patriot was
the U.S. Army's most
advanced air defense
missile system, but
its anti-missile capa-
bilities developed
under the Patriot
Anti-Tactical Missile
Capability Two (PAC-
2) upgrade program
- were unproven in
combat when the Gulf
War began.
Due to the war
emergency, the PAC-2
version of the mis-
sile was rushed into
service to defend tar-
gets in Saudi Arabia
and Israel against
Saddam Hussein's
Scud missile attacks.
Back in May
1967, the Secretary
of Defense selected
Raytheon's Missile
Systems Division to
develop the Patriot
missile (a.k.a. the

SAM-D Project).
The Patriot eventu-
ally replaced the Nike
Hercules and Hawk
missile systems, but
many years of pre-
liminary research and
experimental flights
were needed before
the Patriot entered
full-scale develop-
ment in 1976.
The technological
challenges of field-
ing an anti-ballistic
missile remained
exceedingly complex.
Consequently, the
first American Patriot
battalion in Europe
(4th Battalion, 3rd
Air Defense Artillery)
did not become fully
operational until
December 1985, and
the PAC-1 version of
the Patriot only had
a limited capability
against missiles in
Raytheon delivered
the 2000th Patriot
to the Army in June
1988, and full-scale
development of the
PAC-2 version of the
missile got underway
in early 1989. The
basic battery

configuration was
by that time. Each
Patriot battery car-
ried its own radar, fire
control system, power
generators, missiles
and launchers. All of
the equipment was
mounted on trailers
and trucks.
With a crew of 90,
a battery could arrive
at a location and be
ready to fire in less
than an hour. Each
missile was about
17 feet long and
weighed a ton. Up to
four PAC-2 missiles
were carried on each
M901 launcher. Once
the battery was set
up, only three sol-
diers were needed to
operate it in
Following Saddam
Hussein's invasion of
Kuwait in the summer
of 1990, U.S. Army
Central Command
alerted the 11th Air
Defense Artillery
Brigade to begin
deploying its forces
to Saudi Arabia in
support of DESERT
SHIELD. The latter
only had PAC-1 mis-
siles on hand in early
August 1990, and the
White Sands Missile
Range was testing
three PAC-2 missiles

,uui La y FIIULU
The picture of this replica Patriot Missile was taken at the Air Force
Space & Missile Museum on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

- literally the only
PAC-2s available.
Fortunately, the
military and Raytheon
accelerated produc-
tion immediately,
and Martin Marietta
(Raytheon's subcon-
tractor) delivered nine
more PAC-2 missiles
before the end of
August. The first five
missiles were shipped
directly from Martin's
factory in Orlando,
Florida, to Saudi
Arabia, and the flights
from Cape Canaveral
The 11th and sev-
eral other air defense
brigades fielded bat-
teries during DESERT
STORM, providing
defense on a wide
front. Approximately
40 Scuds were

engaged during the
Gulf War by Patriot
Sadly, a Scud man-
aged to get through
Patriot defenses on
the night of February
25, 1991, and it
destroyed a con-
verted warehouse
near Dhahran, Saudi
Arabia, that was being
used as a military bil-
let. The attack killed
28 American troops
and wounded 97.
Other Scuds fell
elsewhere in Saudi
Arabia and Israel, but
the Scud attack on
the 25th proved to be
the most costly single
attack on Coalition
forces during DESERT
Following the Gulf

War, the accelerated
PAC-2 program ended,
but an improved
Patriot Guidance
Enhanced Missile
(GEM) entered pro-
duction in 1994.
Full production
of the PAC-3 version
of the Patriot mis-
sile system began
in the latter half
of the 1990s, and
Patriot batteries were
deployed in support
of Operation Iraqi
Freedom in 2003.
The Patriot
remains in service
with the U.S. Army
today. Patriot mis-
sile systems have
also been purchased
by Israel, Saudi
Arabia, Germany, the
Netherlands, Italy and

September 4, 2009 Missileer 7

Do you have a plan? (estate plan that is ...)

By Capt.
K. Michelle McAdoo
Assistant Staff
Judge Advocate

What happens to
your estate when you
die? We don't like to
contemplate death
but as the old saying
reminds us there are
only two certainties in
life death and taxes.
We never know
when that mysterious
moment will arrive,
but you should have
your legal affairs in
order to allow your
loved ones to carry
out your desires.
A good estate plan
will allow you to pre-
serve your estate to
the maximum extent
allowed under the
law, carry out your
desires regarding
disposition of your
estate, appoint an
attorney-in-fact to
take care of matters
if you are incapable,
appoint a health care
attorney-in-fact, and
express your desires
regarding artificial
life prolonging mea-
sures. Estate plan-
ning is appropriate
at ANY stage of life.
Therefore, let's take a
quick look at things
we must consider.
It's no secret that
every adult should
consider having a
current will. Die
without one, and the
state law determines
the disposition of the
testator's property
through its intestacy

However, the intes-
tacy law contains
boilerplate disposi-
tions and does not
necessarily reflect
your desires or goals.
For example, you may
want to leave a partic-
ular item to a specific
You have the oppor-
tunity to make sure
that you pass along
your assets exactly as
you want to through a
will. Your legal assis-
tance attorneys at
Patrick legal office are
always available to
provide you with legal
advice on this matter.
After you complete
the will, ensure you
review it every five
years, at a minimum.
You should also take
a moment to review
anytime there is a
birth, death, mar-
riage, or divorce in
your family, because
these life events could
change your plans.
What if you become
incapacitated, either
mentally or physi-
You should look
into having a durable
power of attorney
granted to someone
you trust, such as
your spouse or an
adult child. You may

also want to add a
medical power of
attorney. Both will
allow the person you
select to make deci-
sions on your behalf.
Without those
documents, your
family will be forced to
hire an attorney, go to
court, and have some-
one appointed as your
guardian to make
decisions and con-
duct business on your
behalf. That's a need-
less, time-consuming,
and costly process
that can be avoided
with one or two free
documents that an
attorney can prepare
for you through legal
Lastly, you may
want to execute a
living will. It's a silly
name for a document
that really says you
want the right to die a
natural death free of
all costly, extraordi-
nary efforts to main-
tain your life when
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something good"

Luouresy rrInoos
The 45th Medical Group Pharmacy Airmen spent 120 days on USNS Comfort, where they joined
forces with 650 other joint-service members who took part in Operation Continuing Promise, which
recently brought medical, dental and civic action programs to seven Caribbean, Central and South
American nations.

Staff Sgt. Uriel Negron, left, and Maj. Efrain
Delvalle-Ortiz are happy to be home after a
120-day humanitarian deployment.

Local pharmacists participate in

120-day humanitarian deployment

By Chris Calkins
45th Space Wing
Public Affairs

Maj. Efrain Delvalle-
Ortiz and Staff Sgt.
Uriel H. Negron now
have their sea legs.
That's what hap-
pens to 45th Medical
Group Pharmacy
Airmen who spend
120 days on USNS
Comfort, where they
joined forces with 650

other joint-service
members who took
part in Operation
Continuing Promise,
which recently
brought medical, den-
tal and civic action
programs to seven
Caribbean, Central
and South American
In all, 53 Airmen
took part in the four-
month long exercise.
Maj. Delvalle-Ortiz,

and Sgt. Negron were
the only two from the
45th Space Wing to
For Sgt. Negron,
the most rewarding
aspect of the deploy-
ment traces back to
his heritage.
"The most reward-
ing? For me it was
just helping people
that were in need. If
felt good to be able to
help all those people

out. Being from a
Latin country Puerto
Rico -- and being able
to help other Latin
countries was a big
thing for me. Made me
feel good," he said.
Another rewarding
aspect, he said, was
the real world training
and lessons learned
he received in a joint
"It seems we are
getting more and more

joint-service focused,
and I'm happy I got
to interact with other
services, see how they
do things and learn to
work with them and
accomplish the mis-
sion. And after 120
days on that ship, I'm
really happy I am in
the Air Force," he said
with a smile.
In all, Operation
Continuing Promise
treated more than

120,000 patients,
performed more
than 1,600 surger-
ies, dispensed almost
200,000 prescriptions,
had 15,000 visit the
dentist and even saw
more than 13,000 ani-
The ship visited
(in order) Haiti, the
Dominican Republic,
Antigua, Colombia,

See Promise, page 9

http://www. patrickkaf, mil

September 4, 2009 Missileer 9

Courtesy Photo
"After 120 days on that ship, I'm really happy I am in the Air Force," said
Staff Sgt. Uriel Negron.

from page 8
Panama, El Salvador
and Nicaragua.
Maj Delvalle-
Ortiz said The USNS
Comfort itself is a
floating hospital that
had all the needed
facilities of a full
service hospital here
in the states.
"We had an
emergency room,
12 operating rooms
and three ICU's," he
"We also had a
bed capacity of over
1,000 patients and
12 wards. Sgt Negron
was in charge of all
the issuing of all
meds to these 12
wards. I was the
inpatient pharmacist
in charge of reviewing
all IV'S, dosing and
mixtures," he said.
For the major, the
toughest part of the
deployment wasn't

the long hours (the
pharmacy was open
from 7 a.m. to 10
p.m. for the first three
months), the tough
duty or the stress of
the job.
His cut a little closer
to home.
"For me, the tough-
est part by far was
leaving the family
behind, although my
wife took great care
of the house and kids
while I was gone,"
he said. "That's what
Air Force spouses do,
and we'd be lost with-
out them," he said.
Their commander
said their deploy-
ment and their per-
formance during it
- were outstanding.
"The entire
Medical Group is
extremely proud of
the contributions of
Major Delvalle-Ortiz
and Staff Sergeant
Negron during their
recent deployment

onboard the USNS
COMFORT in sup-
port of Operation
Continuing Promise.
It is exciting to have
Air Force medics be
part of such a suc-
cessful joint medical
operation," said Lt.
Col. Craig Lambert,
commander, 45th
Medical Support
For both Airmen,
the biggest learning
experience was the
same. "Don't take
things for granted
and appreciate a little
more just how much
you have," they said
in unison. "Stop fight-
ing and arguing over
the little things in life,
because so many peo-
ple out there have it
so much worse than
we do.
It was good to be
part of something
good," they said.
And that's a great

"On The Rise ..."

Photo by Maj. Adrian Galang
The Delta IV booster was erected on Aug. 29 at Complex 37 for a
Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite launch. This event marks
the first-ever Delta IV 5 meter single-booster mission. Check future
editions for launch schedule.

10 September 4, 2009 Missileer

Deeply honored to be in

this excellent company

By Chap. (Lt. Col.)
Paul Stewart
45th Space Wing

Allow me to intro-
duce myself! My
name is Chap. (Lt.
Col.) Paul Stewart,
recently moved to the
Melbourne area, and
presently on "Man
Days" tour at the
45th Space Wing for
120 days. It is a great
pleasure to help out
at the Patrick Chapel,
having done a couple
of short tours here
I am a Reservist.
For the last seven
years I have been
traveling for the Air
Force, backfilling for
active duty Catholic
chaplains when they
are deployed or are
in need of extra man-
power. The ministry
has been exciting and
truly encouraging as

I meet and work with
many various Air
Force base communi-
At the age of 19,
I attended seminar-
ies in Cincinnati and
Baltimore. I expected
to eventually be a
pastor of a Catholic
church, working in
the panhandle section
of Florida. Little did
I know that by occa-
sionally working with
Navy and Air Force
personnel in various
church programs that
I would then consider

and decide to serve
our nation's military.
I have learned so
much from this work
as a chaplain. In a
previous, rather brief
rebellious time of my
life, I would never
have given military
chaplaincy a thought.
I shall never forget
realizing that even
though I am very
opposed to war as
an option to life's
struggles, I couldn't
stop thinking about
the many military
personnel who were
serving the defense
of our freedoms and
how they deserve
to be acknowledged
and assisted in their
extremely critical ser-
vice to our country.
I also came to
sense that someone
should support and
assist these very
brave citizens, that
perhaps because of

their likelihood of
being in harm's way,
they would need wit-
ness and concern
for their well being.
These people do not
desire war any more
than any other citi-
They are simply
doing the job that
most citizens would
rather not do. I decid-
ed to enlist and have
never regretted it for
a moment.
Members of the
Patrick Team, I
applaud your ser-
vice on behalf of our
country. I look for-
ward to helping in
any way and praying,
above all, that you
are safe and rea-
sonably well during
these stressful times
of military service. I
am deeply honored
to be a part of an
excellent company of

Events Calendar

September 4, 2009 Missileer 11


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

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

Sunday Brunch
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
The Tides
Football Frenzy
12:30 7 p.m.
The Tides
Golf Course



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


TAP 3-Day
Workshop Starts
8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
9 10:30 a.m.
of Resumes Class
1 3 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
4:30 7:30 p.m.
Shark Hut


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

t t t I .

Boater Safety
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Story Time
10 a.m.
6Suba Divin
Certili-ati.on Class
6 9 p.m
Outdoor Rec:reation,

Orientation Briefing
7:30 a.m. noon

1st Term Airman
Management Class
8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
A&FRC Spouse
1 3 p.m.
4:30 7:30 p.m.
Shark Hut

Smooth Move Class
9- 11 a.m.
Pajama Club
Story Time
6:16 p.m.

t t t I .

Boater Safety
9:30 11 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Story Time
10 a.m., Library
Job Search Class,
10 11:30 a.m.

Patick AFB Fitness
Center/Health &
Wellness Center
Open Ho:use
9 a.m. nooln
Bait Catching Cla-ss-
5 7 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Families of
Deployed Dinner
6 7 p.m.

Heart Link Class
9 11:30 a.m.

11 a m

12 .30 1:' 1

4:30 7:30 :p ii
Shark Hut

Hispanic HeritatZe
Month Celebration
4 30 6 1:m11

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

Applying 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

Teen Night
7 10 p.m.
Youth Center
Latin Night
10 p.m. 2 a.m.
The Tides
Surl Fi-hitnh Cla-ss-
5 :6 30 111
Outdoor Recreation

3-Tank Advanced
Open Water
Spear Fishing &
Lobster Dive
Outdoor Recreation

Sass N Brass
6 9 p.m.
The Tides

I a d b


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.
Safe Boater
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Golf Course

Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
outdoor Recreation
Sailing Class
2 3:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation

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

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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.

Munitions Inventory
The PLSSC Munitions Section will be conducting
their semiannual 100 percent stockpile inventory of
base stock munitions, account FV2520, from Sept.
20 21. To minimize transactions against the ac-
count during the inventory, only valid emergency re-
quests submitted in writing and approved by a Group
Commander or equivalent will be processed. Please
contact our munitions personnel at 494-4313/6311
if you have any questions.

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 attorney 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

Tuition Assistance
All tuition assistance for military personnel
& 45SW civilians FY09 must be submitted by
Sept. 18. Requests submitted after this date
will not be approved. Tuition assistance for
military personnel will be available after Oct. 1
when the new fiscal year begins. For additional
information, please contact Ms. Kathy Farris at

The Patrick AFB and CCAFS Fitness Centers will
hold an "Aerobathon" on their designated running
tracks through Sept. 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

Patriots Day Observance

Friday, September 11, 2009
at 8:40 a.m.
at Memorial Plaza
(in case of inclement weather, the event
will be held in the Base Theater)
Events include chaplain invocation,
lowering the flag to half mast, Honor
Guard Firing Party, playing of TAPS
and a moment of silence.

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

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: 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. 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. 2 p.m.; Newcomer's Orientation
Briefing, Sept. 15, from 7:30 a.m. noon; 1st Term
Airman Financial Management Class, Sept. 16, from
8 a.m. 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. 12:30
p.m. For details and to sign up, call 494-5675.

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.

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 commemorate
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
opportunities and a scavenger hunt. The snack bar
will be open to purchase snacks, to include healthy
choices. 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 494-4747.

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.

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

September 4, 2009 Missileer 13

$5 After 5
Play all the golf you want for just $5 green fees
after 5 p.m. (cart not included).

Afternoon Delight
Take advantage of our new six month special.
The Afternoon Delight is designed for players
who like to play when the conditions are less
crowded. An afternoon at the Cove is like own-
ing your very own private course very few
inhabitants lurking on the island's fairways.
This offer is valid for play anytime after Noon
for just $299 for any consecutive six-month
period. It is limited to just 72 people at a time.
This offer cannot be used for leagues or tour-
naments. Purchasers can only renew one time.
Normal Daily green fee rates apply before noon.
Cannot be combined with any other offer or

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


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.

Fall Back in Love with Golf
Three-Month All Inclusive Golf Package: For
$340 this package includes golf, cart and range
balls. Valid for play at any time, through Nov.
30. Any person holding an AGF Card in the
last 12 months is not eligible for this special
- this includes 6000, 7000, 9000 and any 9500

numbers. You can choose to join for one month
for only $125. Not valid for leagues or tourna-

2 For 1 Wednesdays
Pay for one 18-hole round of golf and cart at
regular price and get the second round for free.
Free round must be of same or lesser value and
cannot be combined with any other discount
program. For example, a civilian would pay the
$36 regular rate, not the discounted price of
$30. With this offer, if an AGF comes in with a
paying customer, the AGF will play for free. This
offer expires Oct. 31.

Price Special
Get 18 holes of golf with cart for the regular
price after 1 p.m. This special is valid every
day of the week, but is not valid for leagues or
tournaments and cannot be combined with any
other discount program. For 6000 card holders,
the surcharge fee will be waived, but you must
pay the full 18-hole cart fee. Those who are
7000 series card holders will receive a special
$10 cart fee. Offer expires Oct 31.

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