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Title: The Missileer
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VoL 51 No. 40 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. October 9, 2009

Columbus Day
Holiday hours for
the below listed
facilities will be
as follows:

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

Main Store
Mall Concessions
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 is open
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fire can strike anywhere, anytime,
S-- ...just as it did during a recent fire on
base, which totally destroyed an
6VAirman's kitchen. Please be careful,
pay attention to what you are cook-
ing. As Sparky (above) likes to say,
Photo by Jennifer Macklin 'Stay Fire Smart; Don't Get Burned.'

Fiscal Year closes out in flawless fashion

By Chris Calkins
45th SW Public Affairs

Talk about coming
through in the clutch.
That was certainly the
case as members of
the 45th Contracting
and Comptrollers
Squadrons (just to
name a few) were able
to successfully com-
plete their closeout
activities for the 2009
fiscal year.
Funded mainly
through annual
appropriations from

Congress to be used
during the fiscal year,
which runs from
Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, the
Comptroller Squadron
manages these funds
for the Wing and much
of the Wing's budget
dollars go to the
Contracting Squadron
which writes the con-
As funds must be
allocated by Sept. 30,
the Wing has to recon-
cile every penny.
"Each year, folks
from across the base

who are involved
with funding have
to go through their
records with a fine-
tooth comb to ensure
all the money has
been spent," said
Carl McDowell, Acting
Comptroller, 45th
Bob Moran, CONS
Squadron Flight Chief,
said this year like
others in the past -
provided its own "spe-
cial issues."
"We had multiple
obstacles thrown at

us this fiscal year. The
first was $20.7 million
worth of projects that
was sent by command
with a deadline to
award in May," said
Mr. Moran.
'Then right behind
that was another
$26.2 million in stimu-
lus funding that had
a deadline in June,
which immediately
infused the weak econ-
omy of Brevard county
with the paychecks of
hundreds of construc-
tion workers," he said.

"And finally, to top
it all off and proving
that good things really
do happen in three's,
the $70.8 million end
of fiscal year program
with the Inspector
General and the ORI
right on top of us. We
beat everyone of these
deadlines and we were
the only Wing in Space
Command to award
100 percent of our
stimulus projects," he
said with a satisfying
See Fiscal, page 10

Air Force Space Command:

delivering space and missile capabilities to

America and its warfighting commands

Year of the Air Force

Family .

Vol. 5'1 No. 40

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

October 9, 2009

2 October 9, 2009 Missileer VIEJPOINTS

Family members; standing shoulder-to-shoulder

Missileer staff

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

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen.
Norton Schwartz and Secretary of
the Air Force Michael Donley desig-
nated this the "Year of the Air Force
"You can rest assured that tak-
ing care of families is a solemn
promise we make to each Airman
and family and one that Chief Roy,
General Schwartz, and I each take
very seriously," Secretary Donley
said. "And we make this commit-
ment not only because it's the right
thing to do for our Airmen, but
because it is the smart thing to do
for our Air Force."
And just as important as being
smart, it's the right thing to do as
The sacrifices our Air Force
families are making especially




in today's opstempo are vitally
important to the overall mission
of the 45th Space Wing and the
U.S. Air Force.
And I'll be the very first to say
that talk can sometimes be cheap,
and you can be assured I will walk
the talk. When we say we appreci-
ate our family members, we will
back that up with actions, not
fancy slogans and catch-phrases.
We have an entire team of spe-
cialists all over this base who are
highly-trained and highly-motivat-
ed to help our families in any way

they can. If you need help in any-
thing from child care to changing
your tires ask. If you know someone
who needs help, ask for them.
The Chief of Staff also had this
to say.
"The strength of the nation's Air
Force is not the platforms we oper-
ate or the technologies we employ, as
good as they are," General Schwartz
said. "It is our Airmen and their
families. The Air Force is a great
place to work, live, and play. Our
intent is to make it even better."
I don't know if I can find the words
to express how much I appreciate
how much our family members give
back to this wing and to their com-
But I do know family members
stand shoulder-to-shoulder with
our Airmen. They always have
and always will. They are very
much a valued part of the Air Force

It's finally over ... but is it really?

By Lt. Col.
Randall "Craig" Lambert
45th Medical Support Squadron

Unless you have been under a
rock over the last two months, you
all know that that 45th Space Wing
recently completed the Air Force
Space Command Inspector General
Operational Readiness Inspection
/Unit Compliance Inspection. This
inspection will probably be one of
the most intense evaluations we
ever face in the Air Force. I know
we all put in extra hours in the
months leading up to the inspec-
tion and will take some time off
over the next few months after our
successful outcome. We can finally
say, "It's over!"
Although I am excited the 45th
Space Wing completed the "best
inspection seen to date" from the
AFSPC/IG, I am not sure it is really

Commander's Corner

over ... ever. This inspection vali-
dated some awesome 45th Space
Wing performers and teams. It also
validated that we are prepared to
perform our mission to launch
rockets, support the eastern range,
prepare/deploy airman, comply
with HQ directives, and constantly
maintain base operations regard-
less of situations. However, the IG
team did identify areas that need
improvement and attention with
multiple significant findings.
The IG was tasked to validate our
capabilities. We prepared very hard
leading up to the inspection and we
must now put considerable effort
and time to the capabilities that
need our attention. If we have a
weak capability, it needs our quick
attention and focus. We owe it to
the Air Force, to each other, and to

our mission to make it right. One
hundred percent mission success,
including regulatory compliance,
does not come easily. Compliance at
all levels must become and remain
a focus for us all.
So, I know I am happy that the
IG is gone and that they will not be
back any time soon, but I also know
that as leaders we must never get
comfortable with the status quo.
Just like education is a life-long
endeavor, we must not get satis-
fied with recent inspection results.
We must be constantly preparing
every day for our mission and that
requires a commitment to excel-
lence and a true attention to detail.
The most important question for us
all "Are we constantly ready for
the day-to-day mission to "assure
access to the high frontier and sup-
port global operations?"
The answer needs to be "yes."

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.
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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.
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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
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Office. All photographs are Air Force photo-
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N(WS October 9, 2009 Missileer 3

Chief's Group honors 'Honorary Chiefs'

By Master Sgt.
Patrick Murphy
AFTAC Public Affairs

The Space Coast
Chiefs Group cel-
ebrated its roster of
honorary chiefs
Wednesday with a
plaque dedication cer-
emony at the Tides
Collocated Club.
The plaque replaces
a previous one that
was lost during recent
remodeling at the
The chiefs group
decided to replace the
lost plaque "since it
served as a tribute
to those who were
so honored by our
group," said retired
Chief Master Sgt. Joe
Over the years, the
Chiefs Group has rec-
ognized eight people
as honorary chief
master sergeants:
* Lt. Gen. Forrest S.
Kennedy Space Center
(no date recorded)
* Col. Dominick R.

45th SW Public Affairs

The 2009 Combined
Federal Campaign
kicked off Monday,
and organizers are
hoping you are ready
to help like you have
in the past. If you'd
like to get involved
and help us meet
our goal to donate
$190,000 or more

6555th Aerospace
Test Group command-
er (no date recorded)
* Col. Thomas W.
Air Force Technical
Applications Center
vice commander
(March 6, 1987)
* Maj. Gen. Robert
S. Dickman,
45th Space Wing
(Jan. 12, 1995)
* Maj. Gen. Donald
G. Cook,
45th Space Wing
(Jan. 19, 1996)
* Brig. Gen. Randall
45th Space Wing com-
(Feb. 27, 1999)
* Senior Master Sgt.
Kelly C. Chaney,
45th Space Wing
career advisor
(Sept. 27, 2003)
* Brig. Gen. Mark H.
45th Space Wing
(June 2, 2006)
According to Chief
Pannitto, the honor-
ary chiefs shared a
common interest:

- to charities in our
local community,
nationwide and world
wide, see your unit
key worker today!
Every dollar makes a
Consider this:
what we spend on a
fast-food meal in a
single day can feed
hundreds of people,
help cure diseases,

improving the welfare
of the enlisted force.
For example,
General Cook was
here for only seven
months, but he got
a lot of money to
refurbish the dormi-
While most of
these awards have
been presented to
past AFTAC and
45th Space Wing
commanders, the
Chiefs Group also
awarded this honor
to one senior master
"This outstanding
NCO's performance as
a career advisor was
exemplary at
assisting many
Airmen in making
proper career deci-
sions," Chief Pannitto
said. "The Chiefs
Group decided that
Senior Master Sgt.
Kelly Chaney would
have most certainly
been selected for pro-
motion to chief master
sergeant had not a
serious illness cut his
life short."
Like the honorary

Photo by Jennifer Macklin
"The chief's group decided to replace the lost plaque "since it served
as a tribute to those who were so honored by our group," said retired
Chief Master Sgt. Joe Pannitto, touching the new plaque. Like the
honorary chiefs they celebrate, the members of the Space Coast Chief's

Group continue to take care of the enlisted force,

chiefs they celebrate,
the members of the
Space Coast Chiefs
Group continue to
take care of the enlist-
ed force, although
without much fanfare.
The Chiefs
Group sponsors
the Distinguished
Graduate awards
at the Airey NCO

Academy at Tyndall
Air Force Base, said
Chief Master Sgt.
Steven Revels, the
group's president.
They provide $25
gift cards to the
Patrick AFB/Cape
Canaveral Air Force
Station senior NCO,
NCO and Airman of
the quarter. For

although without much

the annual awards
program, they award
$50 to the first ser-
geant, senior NCO,
NCO and Airman of
the year.
The group also
conducts the annual
"Visit with Santa,"
and runs a scholar-
ship program for
enlisted members.

unit rep
on more than 2,000
available charities and
making a donation.
CFC accepts dona-
tions of cash, check or
by payroll deduction.
For details about
the CFC or to submit
personal articles of
how the CFC helped
you, please contact
Maj. Robert Russell,

assist families in natural disasters
times of crisis, or provides 60
or shelter chil- days of transpor-
dren and women station for kidney
from abuse. Just $1 dialysis treatment
a week can help pur- and $20 a week gives
chase 250 pounds of 1,700 homebound
emergency food; $5 seniors a hot meal
a month helps find a delivered to their door.
cure for cancer, $10 a Today, or maybe
week helps more than tomorrow, each of us
20 people who have may be faced with the
lost their homes to challenges of disease,

lose our home to a
fire, or have a child
with a disability. Each
one of us can be a
beacon of hope to
many in need. Your
lifesaving donation
will change lives.
Please take this
opportunity to make
a difference and ask
your unit representa-
tive for more details

2009 Combined Federal Campaign begins; see

4 October 9, 2009 Missileer

Events Calendar


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

Sunday Brunch
10 a.m 1:30 p.m.
The Tides
Football Frenzy,
12:30 p.m. 7 p.m.
The Tides
Marina Fall Classic
Golf Tournament
1 p.m.

Club Championship
Golf Course

Sunday Brunch
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m.

Football Frenzy
12:30 7 p.m.
The Tides


Boater Safety
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Columbus Day Golf
8 a.m.
Open Water Scuba
Certification Class
Outdoor Recreation

Boater Safety
9:30 11 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Story Time
10 a.m.
,Jol:b h -tr':h Cllass
10 1 1 ".: j in1

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

Story Time
10 a.m.


Bowling Center
$1 Games
11 a.m. Closing

Monthly 5K Run/
1.5 Mile Walk
7 a.m. at Patrick
Fitness Center,
7:30 a.m. at CCAFS
Fitness Center
Orientation Briefing
7:30 a.m. noon

EBo.-lin4 Center
Spetiial 81 Games
1I I1 n to C losing

Teen Council
4:30 p.m.
Youth Programs

Families of
Deployed Dinner
6 7 p.m.



Bivouac Competition
11 a.m.
WarFit Field
Kid's Night Out
6- 11 p.m.
Youth Programs

Latin Night
10 p.m.- 2 a.m.
The Tides

.3 .3 3

College 101 Briefing
9 a.m.
Education Center

4:30 7:30 pm.
Shark Hut

Identity Theft Class
11 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
1 p.m.
Education Center
4:30 7:30 pm
Shark Hut

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

Leadership Spouse
9 a.m. 2 p.m.

Nitrox Dive
Certification Class
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Pajama Club
Story Time
6:15 pm,

Col llmmljllndeI" '
1st S, L Erjalkiast
7 ". .- ". II In

Hov.- to S-tirt a Small
ELiuinness Class
': 7 .0 p.m.
Advanced Open
Water Dive Class
Outdoor Recreation

Boss Day Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. 3 p.m.
Bowling Center

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

Surf Fishing Class
5- 9 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation

3-Tank Advanced
Open Water Dive Trip
Outdoor Recreation
Active Duty
Appreciation Night
5 7 p.m.
Annual Fall F-est\ al
5 8 p i
Youth Pron.iram

FLII1ndit l I1nttl of
Interviews Class
10 11:30 a.m.
Boy's Night Out
7 9:30 p.m.
Youth Programs
Costume Party
7 p.m.

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

2-Tank Open
Water Dive Trip
Outdoor Recreation

Surf Fishing Class
7 a.m.
Safe Boater Course,
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Sailing Class
12:30 2:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Families of Deployed
Disco Bowling
2 4 p.m.
A&FRC at
Bowling Center

Club Championship
Golf Course
Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Sailing Class
12:30 2:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation

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

Sailing Class
12:30 2:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation

Halloween Special
1 p.m. to Closing
Bowling Center

I I A .5 1

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

NEWS October 9, 2009 Missileer 5

Tie a Purple Ribbon campaign

October is Domestic
Violence Awareness
Month. Family
Advocacy is promot-
ing a "Tie a Purple
Ribbon" campaign
to support domestic
violence awareness.
Please tie a purple
ribbon to your vehicle
antenna or some
other prominent place
to show your support.
There are many
views of what domes-
tic violence is. So,
what exactly is
domestic violence?
According to
the Department of
Defense, domestic
violence involves the
use, attempted use,
or threatened use
of force or violence
against a person of
the opposite sex, or a
violation of a lawful
order issued for the
protection of a person
of the opposite sex
who is (a) a current
or former spouse; (b)
a person with whom
the abuser shares

a child in common;
or (c) a current or
former intimate part-
ner with whom the
abuser shares or has
shared a common
Domestic Abuse is
defined by the DoD
as a pattern of behav-
ior resulting in emo-
tional or psychologi-
cal abuse, economic
control, or interfer-
ence with personal
liberty that is directed
towards a person of
the opposite sex who
is (a) a current or
former spouse; (b) a
person with whom
the abuser shares
a child in common;
or (c) a current or
former intimate part-
ner with whom the
abuser shares or has
shared a common
Domestic violence
has no barriers and
both men and women
can be offenders or
victims of domes-
tic violence. Violent

relationships often
include, humiliation,
isolating the victim
from others, threaten-
ing them, intimida-
tion, and denial and
blame. Signs of an
abusive relationship
may include feeling
afraid of your partner,
believing you deserve
to be hurt, having low
self esteem, avoiding
certain conversations
in fear that partner
might get upset and
wondering if it is you
who really has a prob-
In short, exerting
physical, psycho-
logical, sexual or eco-
nomic power over a
current or former inti-
mate partner may be
considered domestic
If you don't believe
that your relation-
ship has reached this
level but you just
aren't happy with it,
get help to try and
improve it. Call some-
one now.

October 2009 Classes

Wed., Oct. 14 Infant and Toddler CPR SHARK Center 5:30 7 p.m.

Thurs., Oct. 15 The Five Love Languages of Couples AFRC
- 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m.

Thurs., Oct. 22 The Five Love Languages of Teenagers AFRC
- 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m.

Tues., Oct. 27 Expectant Parent Class HAWC 10 11:30 a.m.

For more information on these classes or other upcoming events,
please contact Family Advocacy at 494-8171.

6 October 9, 2009 Missileer

.. . .

Fri 23 Oct 2:30 5:00
Sat 24 Oct 9:00 Noon




SC t Swap
Hou g Art"
Kids growing? PCSed from different climate?
PCSing to a different climate?
Drop off your ds' clean gentlv used clothing at the donation points on base
from 13 Oct thru 22 Oct. Then stop by 23 & 24 Oct to pick up "new c lothingl
Drop Off Sites:
Family Advocacy behind clinic
Child Development Center 0
Airman & Family Readiness Center p?01'ACG TVW-5
Youth Center (off bae housing areeal, )
During all Patrck Chapel worship services on 18 Oct.
Nothing to donate. but want to participate? Bring a donation of toiletries or
baby care tems to benefit local women's shelters.
Sponsored in conjunction with the Family Advocacy Program and
Palnck AFB Spouse Volunteers
Participation limited lo military ID card holders
For more Information please call 494-8171

FE S October 9, 2009 Missileer 7

Energy conservation: Myth versus reality
Energy conservation: Myth versus reality

MYTH: When buying
an air conditioner, the
bigger the better.

REALITY: A bigger
unit is not neces-
sarily better. The
unit should be sized
properly to cool
and dehumidify the
intended space. A
small unit running
for an extended peri-
od of time operates
more efficiently and
is more effective at
dehumidifying than
a large unit that
cycles on and off too
An air conditioner
that is too large will
not cool an area
uniformly and may
not provide proper
In areas that have
high humidity during
the cooling months,
proper dehumidifica-
tion, drying of the air,
may be as important
to feel comfortable
as lowering the air
temperature. A lower
humidity reduces
skin temperature and

makes you feel cooler
in warm weather.
Conversely, a high
humidity level pro-
duces a "clammy"
feeling even though
the air temperature is

MYTH: You were very
conscientious and
raised the thermo-
stat temperature for
your air conditioner
(or turned off the
air conditioner com-
pletely) before leaving
the house. Now that
you've returned home,
the house is hot. Turn
down the thermostat
to 50 degrees so that
the air conditioner will
cool the house quickly.

MYTH: Many
people believe
that it's better
to keep a
central air
running at an
even tempera-
ture than to
lower it drasti-
cally when no
one's around.
They believe
that the unit
will use as
much or more
energy to cool
down the
house because
the house has
heated up con-

energy is required
to let a house tem-
perature "float" dur-
ing the day and then
cool and maintain the
house temperature
for a certain period of
time than to cool and
maintain the house
at this temperature
for a longer period of
time. Less heat enters
a house when it is
"floating" (that is, not
being cooled) than
when it is air
conditioned because
heat transfer occurs
at a greater rate
when the difference
between the inside

and outside tempera-
tures is greater.
When an air condi-
tioner is first turned
on, it must remove
more heat than when
it is just maintaining
a set temperature.
The compressor will
run longer during this
time, but a constantly
running compres-
sor is operating more
efficiently than one
that keeps running
and shutting down.
Also don't worry about
harming the air con-
ditioner by letting the
house warm up dur-
ing the day. This is
another myth.

8 October 9, 2009 Missileer

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Mr. Don George. left, event coordinator, is joined by other
members of the Civil Engineer Squadron at the FAM-CAMP
on PAFB. National Public Lands Day is the largest single
day outdoor volunteer effort in the United States. This year.
there were more than 2.000 projects in all 50 states with a
total workforce that exceeded 150.000 volunteers.

National F

Girl Scout leader, Ms. Amy Friedl, (insert in center of page) organized the large
group of Girl Scouts for the Commissary project because she wanted to see her
Scouts working to improve DoD property as her husband works at NOTU.

Staff Sgt. Christopher Wyman, 45th SW Fire Department, is joined
by wife Heather, and their two daughters. Ashley. left, and Alyssa
at the CDC. They helped plant 96 native pollinator attracting plants.
also applying fertilizer and mulch to the planters.

Photo by Roger McCormic
Greening up the area around the Air Force Space & Missile
Museum are (left to right) John Hilliard, Walt Starkey (with hose),
Emily Perry, Kathy Thomas and Jim Hale. They created two
separate gardens on the north side of the new facility.

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October 9, 2009 Missileer 9

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Staff Sgt. Odell Jones, right, is joined by his wife, Staff Sgt. Shalanda
Jones (expecting in January) and their daughter, BellaRose, 4, as they
plant flowers at the Child Development Center. They helped plant eight
raised planter boxes at their new facility currently nearing completion
in the Central Housing area of PAFB.



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from page 1

Mr. McDowell said the
recent ORI in con-
junction with year-end
projects put tremen-
dous pressure on his
"But once again,
they do what they
always do. They got
the job done. They
got the job done on

time. And they got
the job done right. We
have some great folks
here," he said.
Col. John Gilmour,
45th CONS command-
er, was equally proud
of the work done by
his team as well. He
said the operations
tempo for CONS, FM
and for all Resource
Advisors across
the Wing from late

August to the end of
September is incred-
ibly high. Throw in
an ORI/UCI and you
really add to the pres-
'The squadron's
performance during
the IG was nothing
short of spectacular.
Contracting is funda-
mentally a compliance
centric activity," he

"Moreover, the
squadron is inspected
to a master checklist
from SAF/AQ that has
25-pages of critical
items, and also main-
tains a population of
literally thousands of
inspectable files. That
was the challenge
before our squadron,"
he said.
So how did they

"Our unit received
an 'In Compliance' rat-
ing on the UCI, only
the second of the last
14 contracting units
inspected to receive
that prestigious rating.
The squadron had not
even a single signifi-
cant finding, and four
strengths," he said
with obvious pride.
All in all, he said,
it was a record-setting

'The squadron obli-
gated a record $444
million, a 10 percent
increase over fiscal
year 2008," he said.
"Our CONS per-
sonnel performed
heroically, sacrificing
everything so the wing
could benefit from
fallout funding. We're
very proud of our

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Moonlight Golf Tournament
Come out to the Manatee Cove Golf Course and
have some fun under the moonlight on Friday,
Nov. 6. Our Moonlight Golf Tournament kicks-off
with a 6:30 p.m. shotgun start. Format is four-
person teams, select shot, with two 9-hole events.
You can make up your own teams. Entry includes
golf, cart,prizes, Night Golf course package, and
two (2) glow balls. Cost is only $27 for Annual Pass
players, $29 for Annual Fee players, and $32 for all
others. Save $5 by signing up before Friday, Oct. 30.
Sign up cutoff is Tuesday, Nov. 3. No refunds after
this date. For more information, call 494-GOLF.

Kamalu Annual Scramble
The Manatee Cove Golf Course will hold the Kamalu
Annual Scramble on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov.
11, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Format is four-
person scramble. You can form/play with your own
foursome. Cost is only $30 for Annual Pass players,
$33 for Annual Fee players and $40 for all others.
Save $5 by signing up before Wednesday, Nov. 4.
Beer and soda will be provided after completion of
play. Sign up in the Pro Shop. Sign up cutoff is
Monday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. For more information, call

Manatee Cove

Manatee Cove

Golf Course


Golf Extravaganza Demo Day
& Swap Meet
Come out to the Manatee Cove Golf Course and
test drive all the latest equipment on Saturday, Nov.
14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is also your opportu-
nity to clean out your closet. Bring in your new, used
or antique golf clubs, bags, putters or memorabilia
to sell, trade or just show off. There are a limited
number of table spots available in the golf lounge, so
reserve a spot early.
As always, Demo Day will feature all the big name
brand equipment including Cobra, Titleist, Callaway,
Odyssey, Bridgestone and Ping. Clubs will be on sale
for special orders taken during this one-day event.

This sale will not be repeated until next spring.
Other sale items include some in-stock merchan-
dise marked down to 50 percent off retail. As a spe-
cial treat, John Adams from The Fix will be on-site to
provide muscular therapy for quick and permanent
relief of frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow
or soft tissue damage caused by an improper golf
swing. For more information, call 494-GOLF.

Civ/Mil Tournament
There will be a Civilian/Military Tournamante on
Saturday, Nov. 21, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
Call 494-GOLF for details.

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Airman & Family
Readiness Center
The Airman & Family Readiness Center has
a few upcoming classes and events in Octo-
ber that many will find invaluable: Leadership
Spouse Seminar, Thursday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m.
to 2 p.m.; Families of Deployed Disco Bowling,
Saturday, Oct. 17, from 2 4 p.m.; Job Search
Class, Monday, Oct. 19, from 10 11:30 a.m.;
Newcomer's Orientation Briefing, Tuesday, Oct.
20, from 7:30 a.m. to noon; Identity Theft Class,
Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.;
Families of Deployed Dinner, Tuesday, Oct. 27,
from 6 7 p.m.; Commander/1st Sgt Breakfast,
Thursday, Oct. 29, from 7:30 9:30 a.m.; How
to Start a Small Business Class, Thursday, Oct.
29, from 5 7:30 p.m.; and a Fundamentals
of Interviews Class, Friday, Oct. 30, from 10 -
11:30 a.m. For more information and to sign up,
call 494-5675.

Open Water Scuba
Certification Class
Outdoor Recreation's next open water scuba
certification class will be held Monday through
Wednesday, Oct. 12 14. This is a performance-
based course of approximately 28 hours, de-
signed to teach students everything they need
to know to dive with a buddy, independent of
supervision. Classroom and pool work is held
from 6 9 p.m., with open water dives held on
the two Saturdays during the course.
Cost is only $240 per person and includes
all equipment (except dive booties). Participants
must be at least 12 years old. For more informa-
tion and to register, call 494-2042.

2009 Arts & Crafts Gallery
The Arts & Crafts Center is accepting entries
for the 2009 Arts & Crafts Gallery until Thurs-
day, Oct. 15. The gallery is open to all eligible
users adults and youth.
Each entrant is allowed to enter three arts/
crafts items and three photography items. Entry
forms can be downloaded from the 45th Force
Support Squadron website at www.GoPatrickFL.
com. All Patrick AFB entries will be submitted to
Air Force Space Command for consideration for
the Air Force Gallery. For more information, call

National Book Month
October is National Book Month. The Pat-
rick AFB Library has the latest best sellers and

Apply Now for
Civilian Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance (75 percent) is now
authorized for 45th Space Wing Civilians.
This assistance is obtained via the Education
Center, 45th Force Support Squadron.
As part of the 45th Force Support
Squadron's Mission "developing the force,"
individuals interested in personal and profes-
sional improvement/development may sign
up. Degree or certification plan is required,
funding is limited and the program will work
on a first come, first served basis.
Tuition Assistance must be submitted prior
to class start date. For additional information
contact Ms. Kathy Farris at 494-2071.

audio books (downloadable too). For more infor-
mation, call 494-6881.

Marina Hosts Fall Classic
Golf Tournament
The Manatee Cove Marina will host their Fall
Classic Golf Tournament on Sunday, Oct. 18.
Check-in time is 12:30 p.m. Tee time is 1 p.m.
Team prizes, closest to the hole, and most ac-
curate drive are just a few of the prizes that will
be awarded.
The marina is also hosting a "burger burn"
following the tournament. You can sign up as a
single player or as a team of four.
Cost is only $28 for members, $30 for non-
members, and just $3 for those who want to at-
tend the "burger burn" only. For more informa-
tion, call 494-7455.

Sailing Classes
Outdoor Recreation offers sailing classes every
Saturday (except the second Saturday of each
month), from 12:30 2 p.m. Cost is only $45 per
person and registration is required. For more in-
formation and to register, call 494-2042.

Auto Hobby Shop
October Special
The Auto Hobby Shop is offering 10 percent
off a transmission flush (does not include fluids)
during October a $3.50 savings. To make an
appointment, call 494-2537.

Cape Canaveral Lighthouse
Lobster Fest and Tour
Enjoy a lobster fest and tour the historic
Cape Canaveral lighthouse! The Cape Canav-
eral Lighthouse Foundation will be sponsoring
a tour of the lighthouse along with a lobster fest
on Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 3 7 p.m.
Brigadier General Edward L. "Ed" Bolton will
be the guest speaker, along with his wife, Pa-
tricia. Honorary hosts of the event will be Dr.
Maxwell King, Port Commissioner Ralph Ken-
nedy, and Mayor Rocky Randels.
Members pay $15 and non-members pay
$39 (includes eight-month membership). Live
music will be provided and door prizes will be
given! RSVP on the Foundation's website www.
"Heroes' Tree" Project
The Patrick AFB Library is participating in
Purdue University's, Military and Family Re-
search Institute "Heroes' Tree" project. You can
create a handmade ornament honoring a fam-
ily member (can be active duty, a veteran or
deceased family member). There are templates
available -just bring your ornament, along with
a brief story describing your hero, to the library
and it will be displayed on the tree. For more
information, call 494-6881.

Safe Boater Course
Outdoor Recreation offers a Safe Boater
Course most Monday and Saturdays, from 9:30
- 11:30 a.m. Cost is only $5 per person and reg-
istration is required. For more information and
to register, call 494-2042.
Military Family Employment
Advocacy Program
The Brevard Workforce Development Board
operates a broad spectrum of state and feder-
ally funded workforce development programs in
Brevard County. The Military Family Employ-
ment Advocacy (MFEA) Program provides local
workforce resources and assistance to members
of the base community who are seeking em-
ployment or transitioning to new careers. The
MFEA Program works to support Patrick AFB
and local Florida National Guard and Reserve
Units. Ms. Doris Homitz is the Airman & Fam-
ily Readiness Center's new Military Family Em-
ployment Advocate. She can assist those who
need help finding a job, researching schools, or
fine tuning their resumes. For more informa-
tion and assistance, call 494-7469.

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October 24 & 25, 2009
Open to all players. However, to
compete in the net division you must
have a handicap established in the
Manatee Cove Golf Course Handicap
system. If not you will be required to
play scratch.
This is an Individual Low Gross/ Low Net
tournament Tee times starting in the
morning on both days. Second day
pairings will be determined by
first day Gross Score in flights.
Cost $25 for Annual Pass Players,
$35for Annual Fee Players,
$65 for all others. Fee does not include
cart food or beverages. Save $5 by
paying by COB Oct 17th! Cutoff date is
COB Oct 21, 2009 no refunds after
An awards dinner with steaks) will be
available for $10 per person. Please
reserve your steaks) during toumament
sign up. Guests are encouraged to
attend. Players have the option to
prepay for both day's carts when signing
up for the event.
Call 494-GOLF for detalll

I -.

October 12, 2009
with an 8 am Shotgun Start
Format 2-Person Low Net Better Ball -
with a wst Both players tee off and
you select the best tee shot of the two.
From here you each play your own ball.
On the par 3s you play your own ball for
the entire hole. Players receive 100% of
their adjusted handicap Must use four
(4) drives from each player.
For example, one players drive can be
used a maximum of 10 times for the
select shot. You can make up your own
foursomes to play with. Must have a
USGA Handicap or play scratch.
Cost $30 for Annual Pass Players,
$33 for Annual Fee Players,
and $43 for all others.
Cutoff date:Oct 10, 2009-no refunds
after this date. There will be fresh grilled
items available next to the clubhouse
veranda as you make the turn.
In addition, the beverage cart will
be in service. Ca# 494-GO for details

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