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October 23, 2009

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

Vol. 51 No. 42

The time is now


Reduce waste,
save energy


Staff Sgt. Jeannette Harris,
left, and Ms. April Sauceda,
both with the 45th Mission
Support Group, work a
display recently at the
Base Exchange where they
A educated the public about
Breast Cancer Awareness
._.. Month, which is celebrated
,. .'* every October.
.... "Early detection and self
....examinations are the key to
beating this dreadful disease,"
,,L .. said Sgt. Harris.
S-- The National Cancer Institute,
a component of the National
S.Institutes of Health, estimates
that, based on current rates,
-s I 12.7 percent of women born
- today will be diagnosed with
-- breast cancer at some time in
I =- their lives.

Photo by John Connell

'Wingman Day' set for October 30

Car wash upgrade

By 45th Space Wing
Public Affairs

Brig. Gen. Edward
L. Bolton, Jr., com-
mander, 45th Space
Wing, has announced
that Friday, Oct. 30
will officially be des-
ignated as "Wingman
Day." Unit command-
ers will spend the day
getting to know their
people and reinforcing

the concepts of the
Wingman as part of
the enduring Air Force
Base residents and
guests are reminded
that many services
will either be closed
or severely impacted
due to the day-long
activities and they
should make plans
now to avoid any

"Wingman Day"
will kick off with an
8 a.m. Commander's
Call at the Base
Theatre, where Gen.
Bolton will speak and
then introduce the
guest speaker, Ms.
Veraunda Jackson,
who will give a pre-
sentation entitled "Sex
Crime Prevention:
Taking Care of Your

During each of
their "Wingman Day"
activities, Gen. C.
Robert Kehler, com-
mander, Air Force
Space Command,
said each wing under
his command should
emphasize team build
ing, communication
and interaction, as
opposed to training
or presentation of

He also man-
dated that all Space
Command wings
will complete their
Wingman Day activi-
ties before the end of
the calendar year.
"This day offers a
pause in the day-to-
day mission focus of
Airmen in order to
solidify relationships,
get to know peers in a
See Wingman, page 5

The 45th Space Wing would like to welcome

Gen. Norton C. Schwartz, CSAF, and

members of the 317th Veterans Group

Year of the Air Force t
Family *

2 October 23, 2009 Missileer VIEWPOINTS

We are used to 'making a difference'

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

As we talked about a couple
weeks ago, the Air Force has des-
ignated 2009 as the "Year of the
I believe the word "family" has
a meaning much bigger than the
six letters that make it up. In my
mind, the word "family" extends to
the community in which we live,
as well as our personal and Air
Force families that impact our daily
Tomorrow is "Make a Difference
Day." Last year alone, more than
three million cared enough about
their communities to volunteer on
that day, which is celebrated each
year on the fourth Saturday of
This isn't a "new" concept to the
men and women of the 45th Space

From The Top

Wing. Just a few weeks ago, more
than 125 people turned out from
Patrick and the surrounding areas
and helped "make a difference" by
picking up more than 6.5 tons of
trash from the Patrick Air Force
But you don't need a hundred
or more folks to make a difference.
Maybe you can organize a small
neighborhood potluck dinner to
welcome that new family who just
moved in, or lend moral support to
the spouse who is holding down the
home front while their spouse is
serving in harm's way overseas.
And let's not forget the families
who have sons or daughters serv-
ing overseas as well. We are all one
big family.
Maybe you and a few friends can

clean up the playground area get
the neighborhood kids together and
teach them what it means and
feels like to give back to something
bigger than yourself.
Maybe you can call a local nurs-
ing home and ask about stopping
by to talk with some lonely vet,
all the while remembering that we
have two ears and one mouth for
a reason. Bring the entire family;
teach the kids what it's like to give
back to people bigger than our-
selves too.
One week from today we will be
taking a break here at the wing from
the usual routine to celebrate a
base-wide "Wingman Day." I expect
big things from you then as well.
I feel that way because our Patrick
family has the knack for stepping
up to the plate, without being told
to do so from the dugout.
And more often than not, they hit
it right out of the park.

Perfect teamwork; fill in the gaps

By Lt. Col. Erik Bowman
Commander, 45th LCSS

"Perfection is the Standard." You
may have heard that phrase before.
But to be honest, I have a problem
with that statement myself. Every
time I look in the mirror, it's pain-
fully obvious that "perfect" is not
my middle name.
So how can we reconcile the
requirement for perfection, with
the fact that we all make mis-
takes sometimes? My answer is
that although we make mistakes,
we should never be satisfied by
that. We should always strive for
The Inspector General was very
good at pointing out our imperfec-
tions. But rather than be discour-
aged, I saw people fixing minor
problems like typos in train-
ing records during pre-IG Staff
Assistance Visits, getting that

Commander's Corner

missing bomb threat card where it
was supposed to be within minutes
of being cited by an inspector and
providing reams of documentation
in minutes to answer every chal-
lenge that was thrown our way.
Yes, mistakes are made. But
our attitude toward correcting the
problem and making sure it doesn't
happen again, no matter how minor,
is what really impresses.
We also talk about launch being
an unforgiving business. It takes
a thousand miracles for a launch
to occur, and only one mistake to
make it all go wrong. How can we
succeed in this business if we make
any mistakes?
The answer is by working as a
team. Your wingman should be able
to cover you, compensate for your
mistakes and fill the gaps in your

Even though we all make mis-
takes, together we are perfect. I
see this on console on launch,
where everyone pitches in to pre-
vent errors from occurring. I see
this in mission assurance, where
we help make sure the contractors
don't miss a step or do something
wrong in launch and space vehicle
processing. I see this in daily life,
where my wife or son remind me to
do something I'd forgotten.
As a leader, I don't look for indi-
viduals to be perfect. Instead I look
for a team of people with a com-
mon mission focus, where each
individual takes every mistake they
make as an affront to their personal
pride, and who help prevent and
correct the mistakes others inevita-
bly make.
That is an attitude that breeds
success. And I'm proud to say that
is what I see in the 45th Space Wing
every day. Keep it up, and keep

Missileer staff
Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
45th Space Wing Commander
Mr. Brad Swezey
Chief of Public Affairs
Mr. Chris Calkins
Deputy Chief of Public Affairs
2nd Lt. Trisha Guillebeau
Chief of Internal Information
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Mrs. Juanita McNeely
Layout Coordinators
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Tops in Blue World Tour '09

45th Force Support

Join Tops in Blue
as they present "To
Dream," an action-
packed adventure
of music and dance
that invites audiences
to follow their dreams,
whatever they may be.
Tops in Blue, the
premiere entertain-
ment showcase of
the U. S. Air Force
will perform at the
King Center for the
Performing Arts in
Melbourne Sunday,
Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
The performance is
free. Auditorium
doors open at 7 p.m.
for active duty person-
nel and at 7:15 p.m.
for all others.
This year, Tops in
Blue continues its
long-standing tradi-
tion of "family
entertaining family"
by showing us what
has made Tops in
Blue a "must-see"
event every year for
over half a century.
You'll hear hot
Latin sounds, All-
American country
music, and hits from
the top of the charts.
You'll experience the
great music from your
favorite movies and
Broadway shows.
Combine all that
with the dazzling
lights, costumes and
precision choreogra-
phy for which Tops
in Blue is known

worldwide, and you
can look forward to
a show that's sure to
please everyone.
Tops in Blue '09
keeps 56 years of
touring tradition by
visiting all bases
throughout the United
States and more than
25 foreign countries.
Their aggressive tour
schedule spans more
than 120 locations
and also includes
entertaining for-
ward-deployed troops
in various loca-
tions in Iraq, Qatar,
Afghanistan and
The Tops in Blue
'09 Tour is proud
to be sponsored
by Coca-Cola
and AT&T.
This is Coca-
Cola's sixth year
of financial sup-
port, while AT&T
has sponsored
the Tops in Blue
program for
18 consecutive
This year's
Tops in Blue
team is indeed
a reflection
of the "Best
of the Best."
Representing a
wide variety of
career special-
ties, they are an
elite group of the
most talented non-
professional entertain-
ers from throughout
the Air Force.
These enthusiastic

Tops in Blue, the premiere entertainment
showcase of the U.S. Air Force
will continue its long-standing
tradition of "family entertaining family"
by giving a free performance
at the King Center for the
Performing Arts in Melbourne
on Sunday. Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Auditorium doors open at 7 p.m.
for active duty personnel and all
military ID card holders.
Doors will open at 7:15 p.m. for all others.

active-duty airmen
display the pride,
patriotism and dedi
cation felt by all Air
Force personnel
around the world.

The show is guaran-
teed to energize hearts
and souls and remind
each of us that we
stand proudly for
America, its people

and its music. Don't
miss this powerful
and unforgettable
For more details,
call 321-494-5676 or

visit www.topsinblue.

(No federal endorse-
ment of sponsors is

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Combined Federal Campaign

'Now is the Time!'

Charitable contributions fell nationwide for the
first time in 21 years in 2008 despite a sharp spike
in demand for services such as food banks
and homeless shelters.
We can help reverse that trend in 2009.

By Maj.
Robert Russell
CFC Project Officer

There are only
seven days remain-
ing in the 45th Space
Wing Combined
Federal Campaign for
YOU to make a differ-
Through gener-
ous contributions
from Patrick AFB/
Cape Canaveral AFS
personnel and mis-
sion partners we are
on our way to the
$190,000 goal for
the wing. Thank you
to the many people
who have made
Charitable contri-
butions fell nation-
wide for the first time
in 21 years in 2008
despite a sharp spike
in demand for ser-
vices such as food
banks and homeless
shelters. We can help
reverse that trend in
Our jobs here in
the 45th Space Wing
are relatively stable

compared to the rest
of the nation.
As you know,
Brevard County alone
is not out of the
woods with recent
layoffs from the Cape
security contract,
ULA, and future lay-
offs from the shuttle
program. Earn your
bragging rights today
so when those tele-
marketers call you at
dinner time tonight
you can say "I already
gave to CFC"!
The following real-
life stories for this
week, from agen-
cies here in Brevard
County, illustrate the
impact that your CFC
contributions have
on the lives of your
After 20 years,
Bill was recently laid
off by a local auto
dealership. At 67, he
needed help getting
his job skills up-to-
speed so he could
find meaningful work
Seeking assistance
for the first time in his
life, Bill found a CFC

agency that offers
job training along
with emergency food
Unfortunately, Bill
is not alone in the
struggles he faces.
More than 12 percent
of our local residents
(60,000 people) report
being "food insecure,"
a term that describes
the need to make the
choice between buy-
ing food or paying the
month's rent or mort-
At 92, Trudi had
progressed from an
assisted living facility
to living with her son
and daughter-in-law.
Legally blind, she
found herself feeling
isolated and alone
even in the warmth of
her son's welcoming
home. Her daughter-
in-law became con-
cerned and began to
look for assistance.
She found a CFC
agency that provides
adult day care and
immediately enrolled
Today, Trudi is
happier than she ever


Combined ,,,

Federal 50%


5 Oct 30 Oct 2009


10% -

$190,000 -Go;

- $142,500

- $95,000

- $47,50'0


"Now Is The Time!"

Photo by Chris Calkins
Combined Federal Campaign continues through October 30. Now is the
time to contribute and make a difference in the lives of families in your

thought possible.
She is able to talk,
share and even dance
with others who are
experiencing similar
situations in their
own lives.
"If it wasn't for this
agency, my quality of
life would be awful.
Being around oth-
ers makes me feel
good. It's never boring
there!" There are more
than 15,000 seniors
living with Alzheimer's
or dementia in
Brevard, but only

10 adult day care
facilities with 454
spots to help their
families care for
So don't forget
- the 2009 CFC runs
through Friday, Oct.
30. There are more
than 2,500 charities,
like the ones making
a difference above,
dedicated to making
our community, our
nation, and our world
a better place.
CFC also supports
you one in four

federal employees or
their dependents will
benefit from CFC this
Please consider the
tremendous impact
even $5 a month can
provide in these dif-
ficult economic times
-"Now is the Time"!
For more infor-
mation about the
Combined Federal
Campaign contact
your unit key worker
or this year's project
officer, Maj. Robert
Russell at 853-4793.

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N WS October 23, 2009 Missileer 5

Wikipedia tells us: "The traditional military definition of a
"Wingman" refers to the pattern in which fighter jets fly. There is
always a lead aircraft and another which flies off the right wing of
and behind the lead. This second pilot is called the "Wingman"
because he or she primarily protects the lead by "watching his
back." The idea behind the wingman is to add the element of
mutual support to aerial combat. A wingman makes the flight both
offensively and defensively more capable by increasing fire power,
situational awareness, attacking an enemy threatening a comrade,
and most importantly the ability to employ more dynamic tactics."
The Wingman concept is applicable to all Air Force people and is a
force multiplier!

Photo by Chris Kraus
Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr. said he wants commanders to use the
"Four Dimensions of Wellness Model" as a way to solidify relationships.
One of those dimensions is physical fitness.

from page 1
more meaningful way,
examine the unit cli-
mate and troubleshoot
problems. It should
also reacquaint
Airmen with Wingmen
principles and revital-
ize our commitment to
being great Wingmen,"
Gen. Kehler said.
Gen. Bolton said
he wants com-
manders to use the
"Four Dimensions
of Wellness Model"
as a way to solidify
relationships. Those

dimensions are: phys-
ical, emotional, social
and spiritual."
"I want leaders
all across the wing
to take the time to
find out what makes
their Airmen tick.
I want you to talk
with them, ask them
for their feedback,"
Gen. Bolton said.
"Ask them what
they think we are
doing well and ask
them if there is any-
thing we can do better
for them, or for their
families," he said.

In addition to the
one-on-one relation-
ships, Gen. Bolton
said units last year
planned team build-
ing activities in and
around the local com-
And that's a good
thing, he said.
"Public service
projects in the pri-
vate sector benefit
not only the Wingman
philosophy, but helps
those in our com-
munities who are
less fortunate," he

6 October 23, 2009 Missileer


Reduce Space, Reduce Waste

... Save Energy

By Lt. Col. community on how 10 continuous years
Brian D. Weidmann the Civil Engineer (from 2005 to 2015).
Commander, Civil Squadron is working Accomplishing this
Engineer Squadron to reduce the Wing's task by 2015 will
energy use. potentially result in
Since October New federal require- annual energy savings
is Federal Energy ments mandate the of $9 million.
Awareness Month, I Wing reduce its ener- To achieve this
would like to inform gy intensity by three goal, 45 CES is active-
the 45th Space Wing percent per year for ly pursuing projects

and initiatives that
improve both the
Wing's infrastructure
and energy efficien-
cy. These initiatives
* accomplishing
energy projects to ret-
rofit lighting, replace
inefficient chillers
and boilers, provide
small solar panels and
install ground source
heat pumps;
* purchasing energy
star equipment;
* installing energy
management control
systems (EMCS);
* educating personnel
on energy awareness;
* optimizing facility
space by consolidat-
ing operations and
efficiently utilizing
CES is also charged
with supporting the
Air Force strategic
goal to reduce facili-
ties and infrastructure
footprint by 20 per-
cent by the year 2020.
This effort is rooted
in the Air Force's
initiative to focus on
mission critical infra-
structure and divert
resources away from
excess, obsolete and
under-utilized infra-
To meet this
goal, CES is working
on space consolidation
and building demoli-
tion plans in accor-
dance with the Wing's
strategic plan.
For example, we've
incorporated require-
ments to ensure

New federal requirements
mandate the Wing reduce its
energy intensity by three percent
per year for 10 continuous years
(from 2005 to 2015).

the efficient use of
facilities in CES's
new Infrastructure,
Operations and
Maintenance Service
(IOMS) contract at the
The IOMS contrac-
tor InDyne, Inc. has
developed a space
reduction plan that
contains detailed
facility use assess-
ments and specific
recommendations for
consolidation of their
The InDyne plan
can serve as a model
for the remainder of
the Wing to meet the
Air Force initiative to
reduce facility space
and energy consump-
By optimizing space

allocation and reduc-
ing the Wing's facil-
ity footprint, CES is
simultaneously work-
ing to achieve the Air
Force's energy reduc-
tion and facility con-
solidation goals.
To date, we are
exceeding the energy
reduction goal by
almost four per-
cent. With your help,
we can continue to
exceed our energy
and facility reduction
requirements. Please
contact the CE Energy
Management Office
at 853-0925 (CCAFS)
or 494-7198 (PAFB)
with your questions or
suggestions on how
better to reduce Wing
energy use and costs.
Thanks for helping.

October 23, 2009 Missileer 7

Halloween Fire Safety Tips

from PAFB Fire Department

* Buy only
costumes, wigs
and props labeled
flame-resistant or
If you are making your
own costume, choose
material that won't
easily ignite if it comes
into contact with heat
or flame. Avoid using
billowing or long trail-
ing features. If your
child is wearing a
mask, make sure the
eye holes are large
enough so they can
see out.
* Provide children
with lightweight

flashlights to carry
for lighting or as
part of their
* Dried flowers,
cornstalks and crepe
paper are highly
Keep these and other
decorations well away
from all open flames
and heat sources,
including light bulbs
and heaters.
* It is safest to use a
flashlight or battery-
operated candles in a
If you use a real
candle, use extreme

caution. Make sure
children are watched
at all times when
candles are lit. When
lighting candles inside
jack-o-lanterns, use
long fireplace-style
matches or a util-
ity lighter. Be sure to
place lit pumpkins well
away from anything
that can burn includ-
ing trick-or-treaters,
doorsteps, walkways
and yards.
* Remember to
keep exits clear of
decorations, so
nothing blocks
escape routes.

* Tell children to
stay away from open
Be sure they know
how to stop, drop and
roll if their clothing
catches fire. (Have
them practice stopping
immediately, dropping
to the ground, covering
their face with hands,
and rolling over and
over to put the flames
* Use flashlights as
alternatives to can-
dles or torch lights
when decorating
walkways and yards.
They are much safer

for trick-or-
treaters, whose
costumes may
brush against
the lighting.
* If your chil-
dren are going
to Halloween
parties at oth-
ers' homes,
have them look
for exits and / /
plan how they
would get out
in an emergency.
* Did you know?
Decorations are
the first thing to
ignite in more than
1,000 reported home

fires each year.\\
fires each year.

Reproduced from
NFPA's Fire Prevention
Week Web site, www.
2009 NFPA.

8 October 23, 2009 Missileer

Cuban Missile Crisis Anniversary

By Mark C. Cleary
45th SW History Office

On October 22,
1962, Patrick AFB,
along with the rest
of America's defense
establishment, went
to an increased
state of military
readiness under
Defense Condition 3
The condition was
prompted by what
became known as the
"Cuban Missile Crisis"
after Soviet ballistic
missiles were detect-
ed in Fidel Castro's
island nation. Before
the crisis ended on
November 6, 1962,
our military forces
achieved nearly maxi-
mum readiness under
Nationwide about
340,000 military per-
sonnel, thousands
of aircraft, and hun-
dreds of ships and
smaller vessels were
mustered to deal with
the crisis. Strategic
Air Command (SAC)
placed approximately
600 B-52 bombers on
strategic alert, and
Tactical Air Command
(TAC) deployed almost
1,000 aircraft of all
The Navy deployed
180 ships and hun-
dreds of aircraft to
blockade Cuba, and
the Aircraft Carrier
Enterprise led a force
"ready to defend" our
base in Guantanamo,

Cuba. The following
highlights provide an
indication of how the
crisis affected folks
Two squadrons
of F-106 Delta Dart
interceptors from
Selfridge, Michigan,
and Langley, Virginia,
began arriving at
Patrick AFB around
dusk on October
22nd. All 36 air-
craft were in posi-
tion before midnight.
As of 6:00 p.m. that
night, Patrick was
in DEFCON 3, and
command posts and
crash rescue forces at
Patrick and the
Cape went into
The Melbourne
Times reported 11 F-
106 aircraft were on
the ramp at Patrick
the following morning,
gassed, loaded, and
ready to go. Thanks
to cooperation from
the Florida Highway
Patrol, spectators
and gawkers on State
Route A1A moved
along, and traffic was
back to its normal
50 miles per hour
flow by the end of
Though one report
suggested a space
launch was postponed
on the 23rd and 24th
to avoid making the
crisis any worse, a
Titan II was launched
from the Cape on
October 26, 1962 to

Courtesy Photo
October 18,1962: White House photograph of President Kennedy meeting with Soviet foreign
minister Andrei Gromyko and Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin in which JFK does not reveal
he knows about the missiles, and Gromyko asserts that Soviet military assistance is purely

carry out a radiation
In the meantime,
the 69th Armored
Rifle Company, the
515th Transportation
Company, the
168th Army Signal
Company, and the
first contingent of
a Hawk anti-air-
craft missile battery
arrived at Patrick
as part of the crisis
The first Hawk
missiles arrived on
October 30th, and a
fully equipped medi-
cal station became
operational at Cape
Canaveral. Air Police
patrol boats began

patrolling the Banana
River opposite Patrick,
and other patrol boats
were positioned at
Canaveral Harbor
for around-the-clock
surveillance of Port
Canaveral and off-
shore areas.
More than 350 Pan
American and RCA
employees volunteered
to carry out emergen-
cy work at the Cape if
Patrick's Command
Post returned to nor-
mal duty hours on
November 6, 1962,
but visiting units
remained in place.
People and aircraft
belonging to TAC

The U-2 plane, circa 1962

units began return-
ing to their home sta-
tions from Patrick on
November 22nd, and
Army units began
folding their tents on

Courtesy Photo

December 4, 1962. A
few F-106s lingered
through December
9th, but the crisis was
clearly over by that

History Highlights

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Base Car Wash Gets Upgrade

Chris Kraus
45th Force Support Squadron

Is your car, truck or SUV
starting to look a little dirty?
Are those love bugs taking
a toll on your vehicles paint
job? Don't worry, help is
on the way. That's because
Patrick's Base Car Wash is
getting a major upgrade.
Both sides of the car wash
were shut down on October
7 to start installation of a
totally new touch free car
washing system a G5
The installation is made
possible by a $154K AFSPC
Non-Appropriated Fund
Grant. The new system will
be able to wash every type of
vehicle, as it does not require
a floor treadle to activate the
wash cycle and the side rails
have been eliminated.
New signage will be cus-
tomer friendly and will elimi-
nate confusion, making the
system much easier to use.
The projected completion
date is late October and the
reopening of the upgraded

facility will be announced
"Once the new system is
operational, patrons will be
able to use their MasterCard
or VISA credit and debit
cards at the upgraded
facility," said Ms. Nancy
Wilberg, 45th Force Support
Squadron's Arts & Crafts
Director, who is also respon-
sible for the car wash facility.
"Even if you do not have
any cash on hand, you'll still
be able to get a great wash
for your privately owned,
government or NAF vehicle.
Everyone is welcome! GSA
vehicle operators will be able
to use the WEX card on the
Laserwash side," Ms. Wilberg
Cost is only $5, $6 or
$7 for the top of the line
wash and those prices are
substantially lower than
comparable off-base car
wash facilities added Ms.
For more information
about the upgraded car wash
facility, call Ms. Wilberg at

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Ms. Nancy Wilberg, 45th Force Support Squadron's Arts & Crafts Director, monitors
the installation of the new G5 LaserWash at the Patrick Car Wash. The upgrade to
the facility was made possible by a $154 thousand AFSPC Non-Appropriated Fund
Grant. Once operational, the system will be able to wash any type of vehicle and will
accept credit and debit cards.

By Chaplain
Mike Hendrick

Are you willing
to forgive? During
seminary I worked
for a woman named
Pat. She taught me
about forgiveness. It
all began when her
daughter started dat-
ing a 'shady' guy.
This of course pro-
duced great fear. But
having moved out of
the house, Pat's ability
to control and guide
was lessened.
Within a couple of
months the daughter
decided to elope; with-
in a couple of months
the abuse began!
This continued for
two years until one
night the daughter
accidentally killed
herself in a car crash
trying to escape the
This notification
crippled Pat's body
with shock. Rage

quickly consumed her.
Grief and guilt fanned
the rage into flames.
This continued
for six months and
resulted in strained
relationships and
unfortunately, a
strained body.
Pat developed
cancer. During her
diagnosis, the physi-
cian recommended
a counselor for the
purpose of holistic
treatment. She made
an appointment.
During the first
visit the counselor
told Pat she needed to

develop a willingness
to forgive, before her
bitterness killed her.
This counsel thick-
ened Pat's shields.
She didn't want to for-
give; she wanted ret-
ribution! At the same
time, she hated what
she had become and
how it was affecting
her family and friends.
Desperate for renewed
health and relation-
ships she followed the
counsel that involved
verbalizing her will-
ingness to forgive her
son-in-law, daily.
For the first week
it was almost impos-
sible. She cried out
to God for strength!
In time this verbal
routine became incre-
mentally easier until
one day little effort
was required. This she
credits to God's grace.
It was then her
relationships started
improving. It was
then her body began

growing in strength.
It was then she gave
her son-in-law permis-
sion to seek forgive-
ness and healing for
his guilt and shame-
which he did!
What's the point?
For me it's this: for-
giveness is first a
choice before it's a
If we wait upon feel-
ings we may wait too
long and forfeit too
much. Maintaining a
spirit ready to forgive
is powerful medicine
for mental, physical
and relational health.
Or as one unknown
author said, "To
forgive is to set a
prisoner free and
discover the prisoner
was you."
Are you willing to
Are you willing to
reclaim life and free-
dom for your heart?
A spirit ready to
forgive is the path ...

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Forgiveness a force

before a feeling


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

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

8:30 a.m. Mass in South Patrick Chapel, and
11:30 a.m. Mass in the Seaside Chapel.

Religious education classes:
10:15-11:15 a.m. at the Education Center for
pre-K-6th grade.
Youth Ministry for 7th-8th grade,
10:15-11:15 a.m. at the Education Center;
Youth Ministry for 9th-12th grade, 6-8 p.m.
at the Shark Center.

9 a.m. Traditional Worship in the
Seaside Chapel.
11 a.m. Praise and Worship Service in the
South Patrick Chapel.

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

For more information, contact Barry Chefer
at 494-6063.

6-7 p.m. Islamic studies, South Chapel,
room 105. For Islamic worship services,
contact Marvin Hagan at 254-6727 or the
Islamic Society of Brevard County at 984-4129.

Events Calendar

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Club Championship
Golf Course

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

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

Sunday Brunch
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Football Frenzy
12:30 7 p.m.
The Tides
Latin Experience
2:30 p.m.
The Tides
Tops in Blue
7:30 p.m.
King Center

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


Boater Safety
9:30 11:.0 a mn
Outdoor Re: 'rea-ton

Story Time
10 a.m.


Bov.'.ling C(-entier
Spci'-l Sl Games
I la i11 to C lohsln
Teeii CoLIniI1l
4 -.0 p II
'Youthl Proraiimsi
Famili---es o
D)plohved Dinle r
3 7 p.m.


4 :0 7 :0 p inll
Shark Hut


(Co llnll alder
1s -t S- Breaiifast
7 : !, ;,._ L a l 1
Hov. to Start SinLall
BLIuinres- C lass
S- 7 -.i p ill
Ad\l\-ii n -r Ope-n
water r Di\e C( lass
()LItdoor Reci:eatio-n

-.-Taink Ad\ an,-ed
Open \\ater Di\e Trip
Outdoor Re, i'-reaion
Active Duty
Appreciation Night
S- 7 p.m.
Annual Fall Festival
': p 111
Youth Progra-nms

Bo\ s Nihlt OLit
7 9 ".0 p ill
YouthiI Progr, an


7 p 11in
I marina

Glov. Ball NilIht
ToU irniIrnt
10 p in
Go I (Col I'

4. 4i 4 4i4i4

Boater Safety
9:?0 11:30 a.m.
Outldoor Recreation

Story Time
10 a.m., Librar\

1st Slt BreakfastLi
7 I A I .I0 a 11
Adoption Workshop
11:30 a.m. 1 p.m.
Bowling Center
S peI iiIl
S Ga(;in-es
11 a n1 : losing

.Air ForcI:e Ser-eant
.Asso:liatlon IAF.SA
Noon 1 p n
The Tides
4:30 7 p ll
Shark Hut

S llI'l. TuIr'l or Bird
:' S p in.
The Tide-

Texas Hold m .
* 10 p in
The Tide-
-Srl Fi-sling C l-a
' 9i p 11
(Du-tld,* [\ hoonlihht
Golf ToL*uirnaien I
i. ..0I p in
Teen Nigiht
7 1 p il
'OLtlth ProgrI-an-

* 4 4 4 4 4

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


7: :0 a 111I noonI

Bowling Center
$1 Games
11 a.m. closing

i\lassing of th ( olors
ECC Co-ioa Ca lnipus
. p 111
.-Tank Open \ atei/
Nitlox Di\e Trip
Otltdoor Reireationl
KainalLi Annualt

8 a.m.
Golf Course

Bundles for ables i
Newborn Care C lass
'. S p In1

I 0K Eike Tiine Trial
t a Ill
Fitness Center

Kid's Night Out
6- 11 p.m. Youth

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

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

Harvest Fair
6 8 p.m,
South Patrick Chapel

Surf Fishing Class
7 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
SaLling Class
1' : :0 -2:30 p.m.
()Itdoor Recreation
Latin Explosion,
10 p.m. 2 a.m.
The Tides

Family Fishing
7 10 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Demo Day/
Swap Meet
10 a.m. 2 p.m.
Golf Course
Wounded Warrior
11 a.m. p.m.

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Airman & Family
Readiness Center
The Airman & Family Readiness Center has
a few upcoming classes and events in October
that many will find invaluable: Families of De-
ployed 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.

Marina Hosts Active Duty
Appreciation Night Tonight
The Manatee Cove Marina will host an
Active Duty Appreciation Night tonight from 5 -
7 p.m. All active duty personnel stationed at Pat-
rick AFB or CCAFS are invited to attend. There
will be door prizes and marina volunteers will
be serving up burgers and brats. Live music will
be performed by Green Light. All members are
encouraged to attend and show support to the
troops. For more information, call 494-7455.

Youth Programs Hosts
Annual Fall Festival
Youth Programs will hold their "At the Fair"
Annual Fall Festival tonight from 5 8 p.m.
There will be events and games for children of
all ages, along with plenty of food and a costume
contest, holiday cookie contest, build a scare-
crow contest, face painting, bouncing and more.
The event is open to all Patrick AFB families and
their guests. For details, call 494-4747.

Teen Council
The next Teen Council meeting will be held
at Youth Programs on Tuesday, Oct. 27, start-
ing at 4:30 p.m. The council will be discussing
programming and special events. Teens are en-
couraged to come by and discuss what activities
would interest them and their friends. For more
information, call 494-4747.

Boy's Night Out
Youth Programs will host the next Boy's Night
Out on Friday, Oct. 30, from 7 9:30 p.m. for
ages 9 12. This health, nutrition and fitness
night for boys will feature cooking and sports
and fitness challenges. The event is free for
members. Non-members and guests pay only
$3. Sign up required by COB Thursday, Oct. 29.
For more information, call 494-4747.

DoD Homeowners
Assistance Program
You are invited to attend a Homeowners
Assistance Program (HAP) presentation by
the US Army Corps of Engineers.
The presentation will cover Members of the
Armed Forces permanently reassigned dur-
ing the mortgage crisis under the Expanded
HAP Program. A question and answer period
will follow the presentation. To accommodate
as many military as possible, two presenta-
tions offered at the Base Theater.
First Presentation:
Thursday, Nov. 19, 9 10:30 a.m.
Second Presentation:
Thursday, Nov. 19, 6-7:30 p.m.
For Registration Call: 494-2594/6318 or
Registration Deadline: Friday, Nov. 13
(include desired presentation time)
NOTE: For more information on HAP,
please refer to US Army Corps of Engineers

Marina Halloween Costume Party
The Manatee Cove Marina will host their
Annual Marina Halloween Costume Party on Fri-
day, Oct. 30, starting at 7 p.m. Phoenix Enter-
tainment will provide the music and Barnacles
Grill will offer specials for the night. Prizes will be
awarded for singles, as well as best couple and/
or group. For more information, call 494-6455.

Harvest Fair at
South Patrick Chapel
Looking for a safe and fun place for you and
your children on Halloween night? The base
chapel, partnering with Security Forces, 'In The
Know', Commissary, and Pinnacle are coming
together to sponsor an action-packed, candy-
filled, fun-focused 'Harvest Fair' at the South
Patrick Chapel in the South Patrick Housing
It will include games, prizes, air castles, food,
and of course tons of candy! Mark your calen-
dars now for Saturday, Oct. 31, from 6 8 p.m.
Security and safety will be enhanced by our very
own SFS 'Pumpkin Patrol.' We look forward to
seeing you! If you have any questions please call
the base chapel at 494-4073.

Bowling Center Specials
The Rocket Lanes Bowling Center will feature
the following Halloween Special, Saturday, Oct.
31, from 1 p.m. to closing bowl three games
and pay for only two (no sharing games). For
more specials, call 494-2958.

Cape Canaveral Lighthouse
Lobster Fest and Tour
The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation
will be sponsoring a tour of the lighthouse along
with a lobster fest on Saturday, Nov. 7 from
3 7 p.m. on the grounds of the lighthouse.
Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, commander
45th Space Wing, will be the guest speaker,
along with his wife, Patricia. Honorary hosts
of the event will be Mayor Rocky Randels, Dr.
Maxwell King and Port Commissioner Ralph
There will be lobster and fixings, beverages
and desserts. Live music will be provided and
door prize drawings will be held.
Members pay $15 and non-members pay $39
(includes eight-month membership).
Mail reservation check by Wednesday, Oct.
28 made payable to the Cape Canaveral Light-
house Foundation, P. O. Box 1978, Cape Canav-
eral, FL 32920; or payment may be made using
PayPal on the Foundation's website at www.Ca-, no tickets will be available at
the door. Include your e-mail address to receive
confirmation of reservation.

Homestead Air Show
The Wings Over Homestead Air Show is right
around the corner and Homestead ARB has
compiled a thrilling list of performers for its
first air show in over 18 years. The free event
is on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7-8, get more
details at

Valiant Air Command
Veteran's Day Open House
On Veteran's Day weekend, November 7 8,
there will be an Open House at the Valiant Air
Command (VAC), located at 6600 Tico Road in
Titusville. Admission is free for any military,
active or retired, and all Brevard County resi-
dents, with ID.
The museum will be open from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. Hot dogs and drinks will be available
and parking is free.
For more information call 268-1941, or visit
the website at

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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

Golf Course


Golf Extravaganza
Demo Day and 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 special treat, John Adams from The Fix will
be on-site to provide muscular therapy for quick
and permanent relief of frozen shoulder, carpal tun-
nel, tennis elbow or soft tissue damage caused by
an improper golf swing. For more information, call

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.

Thanksgiving Weekend
Pro Shop Sale
Take advantage of the great deals at the
Thanksgiving weekend Pro Shop Sale. Buy one item
at regular price and get a second item of equal or
lesser value at 25 percent off. Buy two items at regu-
lar price and get a third item at 50 percent off. For
more information, call 494-GOLF.

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