_ Launches Atlas V
ID machines to be
Football Frenzy hits
Rep. Posey presents
45th Space Wing
The 45th Space
Wing launched suc-
cessfully a United
built Atlas V Evolved
Vehicle from Space
Launch Complex 41
at 5:35 p.m. (EDT)
The Atlas V rocket
carried a U.S. govern-
satellite into space.
"This launch helps
to ensure that vital
continue to bolster
our nation's capa-
bilities and showcases
why the 45th Space
Wing is the world's
premiere gateway to
space," said Brig. Gen.
Edward L. Bolton, Jr.,
45th Space Wing com-
"The 45th Space
Wing is in the midst
of a very busy launch
season and during our
Inspection. We are
looking forward to
many more successful
missions before the
year's end," General
Bolton said. "This is
perhaps the cleanest
countdown we've seen
This mission was
the 16th flight of an
Atlas V rocket from
here and the 15th
launch overall this
year on the Eastern
was an outstanding
achievement for the
entire Atlas team,"
said Staff Sgt. Brad
Tavares, Atlas V
Technician. "It makes
me extremely proud
to be a part of the
success of this mis-
sion and I look
forward to pro-
for all future
Above left, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the PAN satellite
rolls out to its Space Launch Complex-41 launch pad at Cape Canaveral
Air Force Station.
Above right, the Atlas V rocket with the PAN satellite launches from
Space Launch Complex-41 on Sept. 8 at 5:35 p.m. EDT. It was the
17th launch of the Atlas V since 2002, and the 88th consecutive launch
success for Atlas rockets.
The 45th Space Wing would like to cordially
welcome the AFSPC IG Team to PAFB and CCAFS
Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
September 11i, 2009
Vol. 51 No. 36
2 September 11, 2009 Missileer
Autograph your work with excellence
By Brig. Gen.
Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
Commander 45th Space Wing
Well, you did it again. And you
were flawless again as you sup-
ported the launch of the 16th flight
of an Atlas rocket from the Cape
Tuesday evening and the 15th
overall launch just this year from
the Eastern Range.
It's great to be the command-
er when I have folks like you I
can count on to "do the right
Every single day. Every single
mission. Every single launch.
You never take a short cut,
because you all understand the
importance of what we do and why
we do it.
And what makes this even
more remarkable is that we are
keeping this remarkable pace in the
midst of an Operational Readiness
Inspection (ORI) designed to test our
capabilities all across the board.
Like I said at the ORI in-brief-
ing, telling the inspectors about
our world-class capabilities is not
enough. We have to show them we
know what to do and how to do it.
Over the past few weeks, I think
you have been doing a first-class
job of that. As a matter of fact, I
know you are.
But this inspection isn't a sprint
... it's a marathon. We are not done
yet. Keep your spirits up; help one
another. I want to hit the finish line
of this ORI at the same speed as we
Also, let me remind all of you
about the military customs and
courtesies I want you to render
when the music plays in the morn-
ing and the afternoon.
Rendering a salute or placing
your hand over your heart is an
honor. I mean that. An absolute
honor. You can spare the time to
remember those who served before
us, and the tens of thousands who
paid the ultimate price so that we
can live in the greatest nation the
world has ever seen.
It has often been said that "every
job is a self-portrait of the person
who does it. Autograph your work
All I can say is your signature is
the best I have ever seen and the
envy of all in the space business
and I can't thank you enough. Keep
Leading in stressful times
By Lt. Col. Joseph J. Narrigan
Commander, 45th Medical
I am confident in saying that
leading is easier when all is going
well. I am equally confident when
I say that life is a contact sport so
my first sentence won't get us very
Studies have shown leaders
can prepare for their roles during
stressful situations. Leaders, first
and foremost, must have a solid
understanding of and competence
for the tasks at hand.
In high-stress situations lead-
ers must have a sight picture that
is as accurate as possible, be able
to quickly think through decision
trees, while proactively considering
As leaders we seldom have all
the information we would like
when making decisions, so it is
better to make our decisions) based
on what is realistically obtainable
rather than develop "paralysis by
analysis." Make the best decisions
possible and reflect at a later time.
Not being able to think ahead and
through many possible outcomes/
scenarios can impair the mission
through delayed decisions or out-
ward signs of insecurity.
These outward signs can affect
the morale by a breach in trust.
Airmen know leaders are faced with
difficult decisions but are willing to
follow if trust is established.
Effective leaders must be able to
weigh events and determine what
truly matters and when it will mat-
ter, if at all. One cannot have their
"hair on fire" all the time ... fol-
lowers will lose the ability to know
when an action or event is critically
Situational leadership requires
flexibility. In many instances lead-
ers can and, in my opinion, should
be somewhat democratic in allow-
ing subordinates to provide input
into the decision making process.
But, when required, leaders must
be able to switch into an authorita-
tive mode and give clear unwaver-
No matter the situation,
people need to know and trust their
leaders care. Leaders must have a
vulnerable humanistic facet that
conveys appreciation for the feel-
ings and sacrifices of others. It is
empathy, not uncontrolled emo-
tions, that cements a leader and
followers for a common good.
My challenge: Critically think
through what matters, and men-
tally prepare in easy times for the
stressful times to come.
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
Mrs. Jennifer Macklin
Mr. John Connell
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NEWS September 11, 2009 Missileer 3
ID Card Equipment Upgrades: Short-term delays expected
By Chris Kraus
45th Force Support
Whether you are
active duty, Guard,
Reserve, a DoD civil-
ian employee, contrac-
tor, retired military or
a dependent, acquir-
ing a new ID or CAC
card is part of military
life. Depending on the
number of folks ahead
of you in line, the pro-
cess can be fast and
painless or frustrat-
ing if you experience a
The wait will defi-
nitely be longer the
week of Sept. 22-
25. That's because
upgrades will be
made to the equip-
ment used to make
"If possible, we
highly encourage folks
to avoid getting a
card during that time
frame," said Master
Sgt. Linda Humphrey,
NCOIC of the 45th
Element. "We've got
five machines that
make the cards. Each
one can make a card
in 20 minutes. That's
15 cards an hour.
During the upgrade,
we expect that num-
ber to drop signifi-
cantly. On Sept. 22,
the contractor per-
forming the upgrades
will immediately take
three of our machines
machines will be
upgraded first. After
they are upgraded
they will go back on-
line, and then the two
will be upgraded.
We apologize for any
can be avoided if
you act fast. If you
require a card during
the upgrade, or any
time for that matter,
you can schedule an
appointment by call-
6147 about 20 days
prior to the expiration
date on your card.
With a staff of just
eight, the Customer
Support Element not
only provides ID and
CAC card services,
but is also responsible
for in-processing new
arrivals, managing the
base's leave, BAS, and
SGLI programs, and
They are the only
facility in the area
that does this. Factor
in that Florida has
one of the largest mili-
tary retiree popula-
tions in the U.S., and
you can get an idea as
to why the office is so
ing an appointment,
there are other things
you can do to speed
up the process. Bring
At least two forms
of ID (one has to be
a photo ID your
old ID or CAC card
is acceptable) are
required. Voter regis-
tration cards, Social
Security cards and
passports are other
acceptable forms of
If you are a
Photo by Chris Kraus
Service with a smile. Customer Support Apprentice, Amn Jesslynn
Earle, of the 45th Force Support Squadron's Military Personnel Section,
Customer Support Element, issues an ID card to another satisfied
customer. The Customer Support Element will receive upgrades to the
equipment used to make ID and CAC cards Sept. 22 25. Patrons are
advised that they may experience a delay in service during this time
dependent, you need
to get a new card
every four years
because of possible
changes in your sta-
tus. Your sponsor
must be present to
sign a DD Form 1172,
or you must have a
power of attorney.
Also, be aware of
the priority system.
Active duty personnel
in uniform have prior-
ity, followed by DoD
and then all others.
The office is open
Mon. Fri., 8:30 a.m.
- 4 p.m.
Anyone still waiting
at closing time will be
means our staff is
working until 6 p.m.,"
Sgt. Humphrey said.
"But we don't mind,
we'll do what it takes
to get the job done
and provide excellent
service to our custom
--111&_ Courtesy photos
Pelican Coast Housing now has
new streets lights. The new lights are
metered separately from the housing units,
provide additional security for our families
and are turtle friendly.
A welcome sight to residents!
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10 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
12:30 7 p.m.
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
12:30 7 p.m.
10 a.m 1:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. 7 p.m.
U U U U U
Applying for AF Jobs
9- 11 a.m., A&FRC
10 p.m. 2 a.m.
Boys & Girls Club
National Day for Kids
- "Let's Play"
5- 8 p.m.
"Kid's Night Out"
6- 11 p.m.
4 I. *
9:30 11:30 a.m.
6 9 p.m.
9:30- 11 a.m.
10 a.m., Library
Job 1Searih (- las
'1 11 .1 a 11
9:30 11:30 a.m.
7:30 a.m. noon
Patrick AFB Fitness
9 a.m. noon
6 7 p.m.
' p 111
1st Term Airman
8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
1 3 p.m.
4:30 7:30 p.m.
Heart Link Class
9 11:30 a.m.
4:30 7:30 p.m.
4 .-.0 i .0 p nI1
Smooth Move Class
9- 11 a.m.
4:30 6 p.m.
Smooth :love (- lss
9- 11 a.m.
C'hldir-n of Divorce
1 4 p mi
Teen Read Week
Delta II Launch
7 10 p.m.
10 p.m. 2 a.m.
Surf Fishing Class
5 6:30 p.m.
Spear Fishing &
Sass N Brass
6 9 p.m.
5 10 p.m.
5:30 9:30 p.m.
7 10:30 p.m.
Deployment Line for
Families of Deployed
7:30 a.m. 2 p.m.
& Sailboat Races
Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Surf Fishing Class
7- 11 a.m.
Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
2 3:30 p.m.
Safe Boater Course
12:30 2 p.m.
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Chaplain's Corner September 11, 2009 Missileer 5
The Chaplain Candidate Experience
By 2nd Lt. a Second Lieutenant in Air Force orientation tion is still crystal clear ing the West Pines reappointed as a Reserve
Scott Conner the Chaplain Candidate and indoctrination, in my mind. Baptist Church as their IMA Chaplain in the
Program by the endorse- Afterwards, I reported to My second summer Pastor of Community USAF.
There are certain ment of my denomi- Wright Patterson AFB, tour was at Tyndall AFB, Outreach. But today I'm For me it all started
events that can greatly nation the General Ohio for my first sum- FL, home of the mighty writing from a Patrick with a national ter-
change your life. For Regular Baptists mer 30-day tour. Here F-22. This enlarged my AFB chapel desk as a ror that led to a prayer
me, it was Sept. 11, Churches I was able to observe life-long love for aircraft. chaplain candidate. I'm service where I received
2001. This day of infamy Commissioned Chaplains in action Upon completing still awaiting ordination words of guidance from
marked the beginning Officer Training was my while getting some basic seminary I traveled with the hopes of soon a military chaplain. And
of my new career path. next step. It involved chaplain experience to West Palm Beach wearing the cross on here I am now, ready to
It opened my view of five weeks of intense myself. My first invoca- where I now live serv- my uniform and being serve.
chaplain ministry and its
place in the military.
This epiphany began
at a prayer service fol-
lowing the terrorist
attacks. I was a senior
at Baptist Bible College
studying for pastoral
ministry. Retired Air
Force Chaplain John
Murdoch was the guest
speaker of the day. He
shared his experience
about the chaplain min-
istry and asked us to
consider it vocationally.
This clarified a hun-
ger within me to serve
God and country. I talk-
ed later with Chaplain
Murdoch about the
specific requirements to
become a military chap-
lain. He indicated I need-
ed a Master of Divinity
degree, an ecclesiasti-
cal endorsement and
tion. Soon after, I started
During my first semi-
nary year I was intro-
duced to the Chaplain
This program gives
basic exposure to chap-
lain ministry experi-
ence while attending
seminary. It also affords
tuition assistance to
help offset seminary
costs. Upon entry I
was commissioned as
By Chris Calkins
45th Space Wing
If you think the
chances of you win-
ning a free trip to
a NFL game and
plenty of free prizes
and cash are sitting
think again. For four
- count 'em Tides'
patrons have won
two tickets to either
the Super Bowl, the
Pro Bowl or regular-
season NFL games.
Not only that, there
are many weekly
door prizes to win
each and every week
beginning Sunday at
the Tides during the
next 17 weeks of the
regular season. Doors
open at noon.
The Tides has 10
42" LCD televisions
around the club to
ensure you and your
friends get to root for
your favorite team
- every single week.
Don't miss a single
down; get there early
and grab your favorite
Don't worry. A bar-
food menu and cash
bar will be available
throughout the after-
noon, or you can
enjoy a complimentary
buffet during half-
Admission to all
games is free for all
Air Force Club mem-
bers, their spouses,
and immediate fam-
ily members under
18 years of age.
and guests must
pay a $10.00 enter-
tainment fee at the
door, according to
Johnnie Rivera, club
Senior Master Sgt. Jake Pillow, formerly assigned to the 45th Launch
Group and now assigned to Minot Air Force Base, enjoys Super Bowl
XLIV with his wife, Michelle, between the Steelers and Cardinals last
February. They won two free tickets and got to experience the entire
Super Bowl experience for free. For four consecutive years count 'em
- Tides' "Football Frenzy" patrons have won two tickets for either the
Super Bowl, the Pro Bowl and regular-season NFL games.
season at the Tides
was always something
we looked forward to,"
said Senior Master
Sgt. Jake Pillow, a
former 45th Launch
Group Airman now
stationed at Minot Air
Force Base. Sgt. Minot
won two tickets to last
year's Super Bowl.
"From the kickoff
tailgate parties, to
the spread Johnnie
always puts out, to
the weekly prizes; the
Tides on Sunday dur-
ing NFL season was
always a class-act and
a definite benefit of
my club membership,"
my wife and I had as
one of the Super Bowl
winners last year was
truly awesome. We
were treated like roy-
alty from the time we
arrived at our rooms,
chauffeured to din-
ners, pregame parties
and then finally the
game, until we depart
ed. It's something we
will never forget.
Of course, to have
a chance to win you
have to be a member.
Go see Mr. Rivera at
the Tides and sign up.
"This is an
for club members.
They get free food,
the chance at lots of
door prizes, and the
opportunity to view
all NFL games at one
location," said Mr.
Rivera. "This can also
be a great team-build-
ing event for units all
over the 45th Space
Wing. Make it a family
event and get to know
one another in the
friendliest setting you
will find anywhere on
the Space Coast," he
he said. "And don't
forget to wear your
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Commissary Case Lot Sale
Stop by the Patrick Commissary and save some $$$$
by shopping at the Case Lot Sale.
Open Wednesday from 5 8 p.m.
for active duty personnel, family members,
Guard and Reserve members only.
Open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sept. 17-18, and from 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m. Sept. 19
for all other authorized shoppers.
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'Football Frenzy' kicks off this weekend at the Tides
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September 11, 2009 Missileer 7
During a recent
Air Force Association
luncheon held at
the Tides, U.S.
Posey (FL-15) pres-
ents Mary Ann Gordon
Medal of Merit,
along with a framed
copy of the WASP
Medal Act. The Women
Airforce Service Pilots
Medal Act was signed
into law by on July
1, 2009 (Public Law
111-40). It recognizes
the women pilots for
during WWII and cre-
ated a Gold Medal that
the pilots will receive
at a ceremony in
Washington, DC. Ms.
Gordon was a member
of the Women Airforce
Service Pilots of WWII.
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Free MOAA Membership
The national Military Officers Association of
America (MOAA) is offering a free one-year mem-
bership to Active Duty, National Guard, and
Reserve Officers. The membership covers the
remainder of 2009 and all of 2010. There is a
small fee for retired officers who would like to
join. Representatives from the MOAA Cape Ca-
naveral Chapter will be available at the Base Ex-
change this weekend, Sept. 12 -13, to answer
The PLSSC Munitions Section will be con-
ducting their semiannual 100 percent stock-
pile inventory of base stock munitions, account
FV2520, from Sept. 20 21. To minimize trans-
actions against the account during the inven-
tory, only valid emergency requests 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 lim-
ited to active duty personnel only until Sept.
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 questions.
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 eligi-
bility requirements, call 494-4947 (Patrick) or
Military Family Employment
The Brevard Workforce Development Board
operates a broad spectrum of state and fed-
erally funded workforce development pro-
grams in Brevard County, and the Military
Family Employment Advocacy (MFEA) Program
provides local workforce resources and assis-
tance to members of the base community who
are seeking employment or transitioning to new
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: 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
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.
Register now to win free Harley
Authorized exchange shoppers can enter
to win a Harley Davidson Sportster 883 Low,
valued at $10,000, by simply filling out an en-
try form at any AAFES exchange or Shoppette
before Sept. 17. No purchase is necessary to en-
ter AAFES' Dr. Pepper Harley Davidson sweep-
stakes. Complete details and entry forms are
now available at AAFES Main Stores, Shoppettes
and on www.aafes.com. AAFES officials will ran-
domly select a winner of the Sportster 883 Low
on or about Nov. 2.
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 quali-
fiers 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 num-
bers. You can choose to join for one month for
only $125. Not valid for leagues or tournaments.
For more information, call 494-GOLF.
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. For more informa-
tion, call 494-GOLF.
$5 After 5
Play all the golf you want for just $5 green
fees after 5 p.m. (cart not included). For more
information, call 494-GOLF.
http://www. patric k. af. mil
September 11, 2009 Missileer 9
'Ask Capt. Ready'
is brought to you as a
part of the 45th Space
If you have any
contact the Readiness
Management Flight at
I went to Medical
supply and they
handed me three
Mark 1 kits and one
What is the Diazepam
auto injector for?
Dear Amn. Sliders:
is used to control
seizures after nerve
The CANA is required
for use only for symp-
tomatic exposure to
a chemical warfare
nerve agent in con-
junction with the use
of the three Mark
Is. CANA should be
administered by a
section 5 page 146,
147 and page 12 in
the critical informa-
tion checklist (located
in the back side of the
Manual) for additional
information on when
and how to the use
of the CANA and the
Mark 1 kits.
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