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Vol. 51 No. 46 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. November, 2009

Day Hours

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be closed except:
9 a.m. 3 p.m.
Riverside Dining
Open from
11 a.m. 6 p.m.
All active duty
(including officers)
and their depen-
dents, retirees and
their dependents are
welcome to eat at
this award winning
dining facility.
Cost is A la Carte.
For information.
call 494-4248.

Nov. 27 hours:
Main Store:
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Photo by Jim Grossman
Space shuttle Atlantis with its crew of six astronauts lifts off from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

45th Space Wing
Public Affairs Office

The U.S. Air
Force's 45th Space
Wing provided flaw-
less Eastern Range
support for NASA's
successful launch of
Space Shuttle Atlantis
today. The launch
occurred at 2:28 p.m.
(EST) from Space
Launch Complex 39A
at Kennedy Space

Airmen, Air Force
civilians and contrac-
tors from throughout
the 45th Space Wing
provided vital support,
including weather
forecasts, launch and
range operations,
safety and public
affairs. The wing also
provided its vast net-
work of radar, telem-
etry, optical and com-
munications instru-
mentation to facilitate
a safe launch on the

Eastern Range.
"The 45th Space
Wing is proud to par-
ticipate with NASA
and our mission
partners to bring
increased capabilities
and longevity to the
International Space
Station," said Col.
Andre Lovett, 45th
Space Wing vice com-
mander, who served
as Launch Decision
Authority for the mis-

"We at the 45th
assure access to
space, and this mis-
sion is a testament to
all the hard work that
culminates in a safe,
successful launch.
Congratulations to
all on a job well done."
Mission STS-129
marks the 31st flight
of a shuttle to the
International Space
Station and the 31st
flight for the orbiter
Atlantis. The shuttle

and its six-member
crew will deliver to
the ISS two control
moment gyroscopes,
equipment and
EXPRESS Logistics
Carrier 1 and 2. The
mission will feature
three spacewalks.
Atlantis also will
return station crew
member Nicole Stott
to Earth and is slated
to be the final space
shuttle crew rotation

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Think safety

in all you do and make sure you take care of

your fellow Airmen. Be a good "Wingman."

Year of the Air Force

Vol. 5'1 No. 46

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

November 20, 2009

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There's much to be thankful for

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

Next Thursday, I imagine many
of you will be surrounded by family
and friends as you gather to cel-
ebrate Thanksgiving Day. That is a
great thing, and I'm glad so many
of you will have the opportunity to
pause and give thanks for all we
have to be grateful for here at the
45th Space Wing and around the
entire Space Coast community. We
know how blessed we are.
That being written, never forget
those who are serving in harm's
way, and those who will not be able
to share the day with their families
and friends.
Currently, we have 120 service
members serving overseas right
now; 86 of them from the wing, and
another 34 assigned to our mission
In addition, another 70 service
members are preparing to deploy
very soon.

I have no doubts whatsoever
that the family members of our
deployed troops will not be forgot-
ten. I know we have programs and
more importantly "people" in place
to ensure that no one will be left
alone, and everyone will know how
valuable they are to me, the wing
and the United States Air Force.
In this "Year of the Air Force
Family," as designated by the
Air Force Chief of Staff, let's also
remember our single Airmen. Invite
them into your homes; ensure they,
too, feel part of our collective family
that each and every one of us con-
tributes to.
And please, think safety in all




It's all in the planning, preparation

By Lt. Col. David Hook
5th Space Launch Squadron

"Launch Director, you have
permission to launch." The much
anticipated words from the Mission
Director in the final minutes of the
countdown signal the culmination
of months of exacting preparation.
Inside the launch control center,
the launch team focuses intense-
ly on their data screens looking
for any hint of an anomaly that
might indicate a need to hold the
launch. Meanwhile, operators
located around the world eagerly
wait for liftoff, poised to direct their
radar dishes toward the streaking
It is easy to maintain focus and
attention to detail during these final

Commander's Corner

adrenaline-producing moments
before launch.
However, the key to a successful
launch is not found in the terminal
count before liftoff. It is instead
found in the many months of hard
work leading up to this moment.
Far from the spotlight, success is
secured in the countless mundane
tasks accomplished perfectly with
no fanfare during a second shift or
over an extended holiday weekend.
Success is found in the Airman who
carefully verifies a fastener is tight-
ened to its exacting specification...
and then double checks it for good
Success is found in the many
hours spent by the Aerospace

engineer reviewing reams of test
data with an unwavering attention
to detail.
In a word, success is persever-
ance. As a former Speaker of the
House of Representatives once stat-
ed, "Perseverance is the hard work
you do after you get tired of doing
the hard work you already did.
Of course the importance ofperse-
verance is not limited to the launch
mission area. It applies equally to
medical technicians reviewing lab
results, security forces on patrol,
and AFTAC technicians monitoring
a suite of sensors.
All require a sustained commit-
ment to excellence, especially when
you are tired and far from the spot-
light. Mission success, as in sports,
is not won on game day but in the
hours invested in the pre-season.

you do, especially around the busy
holiday season when it seems things
just "get faster."
It seems to me that this time of
year, we all want to cram as much
onto our plates as we can and I'm
not just "talking turkey" here in
a very short time, and more often
than not, that's when accidents
tend to happen.
If you are planning on driving
somewhere for the holidays, have a
solid plan with plenty of scheduled
stops. Make sure your vehicle has
been checked over and is capable
of making the trip. And never, ever,
drink and drive. Ever.
I want all of you to have a very
happy Thanksgiving Day. And I
want you all back here safe and
I am most thankful for your
dedication, selflessness, profession-
alism and the help you give me on
an everyday basis.
Because I have much to be
thankful for as well. And that's

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
Mrs. Teresa Christopher
Mrs. Juanita McNeely
Layout Coordinators
Mrs. Jennifer Macklin
Mr. John Connell

Published by Cape Publications, Inc., a
private firm in no way connected with the Air
Force, under exclusive written contract with the
45th Space Wing, Patrick AFB, Fla.
This civilian enterprise Air Force newspa-
per is an authorized publication for members
of the U.S. military services. Contents of the
Missileer are not necessarily official views of, or
endorsed by, the U.S. government, the DoD or
the Department of the Air Force.
The appearance of advertising in this pub-
lication, including inserts or supplements, does
not constitute endorsement by the DoD, the
Department of the Air Force or Cape Publications,
Inc., of the products or services advertised.
Everything advertised in this publication
shall be made available for purchase, use or
patronage without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical
handicap, political affiliation or any other non-
merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron.
Editorial content is edited, prepared and
provided by the 45th Space Wing Public Affairs
Office. All photographs are Air Force photo-
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Rise of the Cyber Wingman

10 principles Airmen must know

Secretary of the
Air Force
Public Affairs

Every day, mali-
cious code, worms,
botnets and hooks
attack Air Force
computers hard-
ware, software and
the Internet. They
infiltrate classified
information and
compromise national
security. In response,
the Air Force is step-
ping up its mission to
defend cyberspace.
adversaries attack
Department of
Defense computer
networks every day.
They range from
individual hackers,
criminal organiza-
tions and terrorists, to
nation states.
Though they aren't
successful the major-
ity of the time, they
have stolen classi-
fied information from
networks and comput-
ers, including future
weapon systems,
logistics information
and Airmen's personal
Mission success is
the goal of protecting
networks from attack.
In August, Chief
of Staff Gen. Norton
Schwartz outlined
steps the Air Force is
taking to centralize
this mission. He said
that those steps are

just the beginning.
"To make sig-
nificant progress we
must also change
the way we think
about the cyberspace
domain," General
Schwartz wrote to AF
members in a service-
wide email.
The most common
way of getting infor-
mation is phishing.
This attack targets
the weakest link in
network security -
the user. It involves
sending e-mails con-
taining attachments
and linked Web sites
that appear legiti-
mate. Phishing tricks
Airmen into down-
loading malicious code
which provides a door
into that network or
computer from remote
locations. Phishing
happens at work or
"Applying our
Wingman culture
in the cyberspace
domain gives us a
powerful advan-
tage every Airman
is a defender in
cyberspace," said
General C. Robert
Kehler, Air Force
Space Command
The activation of
24th Air Force August
18, helps define Air
Force requirements
and establishes train-
ing standards for
cyber warriors. The

next step is to educate
every Airman about
the Cyber Wingman
"We must all con-
duct ourselves as
"Cyber Wingmen,"
recognizing that our
actions and activities
on the network affect
every other Airman
and impact our ability
to execute the broader
Air Force mission,"
General Schwartz
The "Rise of the
Cyber Wingman"
philosophy incorpo-
rates the following
10 guiding principles
every Airman needs
to know and use to
secure cyberspace.

1. The United States
is vulnerable to cyber-
space attacks by
relentless adversaries
attempting to infil-
trate our networks
- at work and at home
- millions of times a
day, 24/7.

2. Our adversaries
plant malicious code,
worms, botnets and
hooks in common Web
sites, software and
hardware like thumb-
drives, printers, etc.

3. Once implanted,
this code begins to
distort, destroy and
manipulate informa-
tion, or "phone" it
home. Certain code

courtesy mnoto
The "Rise of the Cyber Wingman" philosophy incorporates 10 guiding
principles every Airman needs to know and use to secure cyberspace.

allows our adversar-
ies to obtain higher
levels of credentials to
access highly sensitive

4. The adversary
attacks your comput-
ers at work and at
home knowing you
communicate with the
AF network by e-mail,
or transfer informa-
tion from one system
to another.

5. As Cyber Wingmen,
you have a critical
role in defending
your networks, your
information, your
security, your
teammates and your
6. You significantly

decrease our adver-
saries' access to our
networks, critical
USAF information,
and even your person-
al identity, by taking
simple action.

7. Do not open
attachments or click
on links unless the
email is digitally
signed, or you can
directly verify the
source even if it
appears to be from
someone you know.

8. Do not connect any
hardware or down-
load any software,
applications, music
or information onto
our networks without

9. Encrypt sensitive
but unclassified and/
or mission critical
information. Ask your
CSA for details.

10. Install the
free Department of
Defense anti-virus
software on your
home computer.
Your CSA can provide
you with your free

"By embracing,
understanding and
applying each of
these rules, we will
deliver on our prom-
ise to fly, fight and
win in air, space and
cyberspace," General
Schwartz said.

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Year of the Air Force Family T-shirt

design competition under way

By Maj.
Belinda Petersen
Air Force Personnel
Center Public Affairs

The Air Force
Services Agency is
promoting a T-shirt
design competition on
the recently launched,
now through Dec. 20,
as part of the Year of
the Air Force Family.
"The site will fea-
ture programs and
competitions that will
roll out through

the year. We are
focusing on the 'play'
part of 'The Air Force
is a great place to
live, work, and play'
campaign," said Ms.
Debbie Karnes, Air
Force Services Agency
"There's something
for everyone: YoAFF
T-shirt design, short
story, video short,
original song, and
photography competi-
tion. The site will also
offer a place for visi-
tors to provide quips

and quotes on how
the Air Force has
enriched their lives."
One winner in each
category (youth and
adult) will be selected
to win an Apple Mac
Book laptop and
Adobe Creative Suite
4 Design Premium
software valued at
about $2,000.
The winner in the
adult category may
also have the oppor-
tunity to have their
entry design featured
on a T-shirt that will

be sold in AAFES
Earlier this year,
Air Force Chief of
Staff Gen. Norton
Schwartz and
Secretary of the Air
Force Michael Donley
designated July 2009
through July 2010
as the Year of the
Air Force Family, a
year-long focus on Air
Force programs high-
lighting the impor-
tance of, and commit-
ment to, the entire Air

family: all Airmen,
married and single;
spouses; children;
Air Force civilians;
extended families; and
"Taking care of
families is a solemn
promise we make to
each Airman and
family member," said
Secretary Donley.
"Sense of community
is a cultural trade-
mark of the Air Force,
and we will seek ways
to nurture it as part
of the larger 'Year of

the Air Force Family'
This is an oppor-
tunity for Airmen to
express through their
T-shirt design, what
living the Air Force
life means to them,
their family, and their
To find details on
the contest and to
enter, Airmen and
eligible patrons of Air
Force MWR programs
can log on to http://

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F ATURES November 20, 2009 Missileer 5

How to Save Energy at Home

Courtesy of
45th Space Wing
Civil Engineer

When you walk
through your home at
night with the lights
off, chances are your
path will still be lit
by the eerie glow of
"standby" lights and
digital displays on
various appliances
and electronic devices.
Because these
devices are ready to
operate or receive
signals at all times,
they silently suck
away energy even
when they are turned
Electronics con-
sume standby power
for one of two rea-
sons, they either
have an adapter that
will continue to draw
electricity, or they
have devices (such as
clocks and touchpads)
that draw power.
Anything with a
remote control will
also draw standby
power, since the
device needs to be
able to detect the
remote when it's
This wasted energy,
also known as stand-
by or phantom energy
loss, is currently esti-
mated between five
and 10 percent of the
average energy bill.
Over the year this
cost can easily exceed
If you want to get

strip with one switch
to easily de-ener-
gize equipment.
This also provides
additional electrical
surge protection to
connected electronics

an idea of what
your phantom
load is, turn
everything off in
your home and
go check your
electric meter and
check the rate it
is spinning.
TVs, cable
boxes, video
games, and digital
video recorders are
usually the largest
phantom loads.
Other common
phantom loads
include: Cordless
phones, microwaves,
coffee makers, Cell
phone/battery char-
gers, and appliances
with keypads.
It is a little known
fact that your

Star rated equipment
(see www.energystar.
gov) They have list-
ings of energy efficient
equipment with low
standby power use.

By being aware
3. Buy Energy and using these

techniques, you can
save a lot of money
and help the environ-
Keep energy conser-
vation a consideration
in everything you do.

microwave and TVs
use many times more
energy over the year
in standby mode than
in actual use!
There are three
main methods to
reduce the phan-
tom loads in your

1. Unplug it when
not in use

2. Utilize a power

6 November 20, 2009 Missileer

The USDA has This will contribute 4-1/4 to 4-1/2 hours

issued new guidelines
for roasting whole tur-
keys. Turkey roasting
instructions For safety
and doneness:
1. Oven Temperature
- Set the oven temper-
ature no lower than
325 degrees F. Pre-
heating is not neces-
2. Be sure the turkey
is completely thawed.
Times are based on
fresh or completely
thawed frozen birds
at a refrigerator tem-
perature of about 40
degrees F. or below.
3. Placing Turkey in
Roasting Pan Place
turkey breast-side up
on a flat wire rack
in a shallow roasting
pan two- to two-and-
a-half- inches deep.
Adding Liquid Add a
half cup water to the
bottom of the pan.
4. Basting the Turkey
- Brush the turkey
with butter before
roasting it in the oven.

to browning and adds
a mild buttery flavor.
NOTE: Basting during
the roasting process is
an unnecessary extra
stop. Basting in the
last hour of roasting
can actually turn a
beautiful crisp turkey
skin soft.
5. The new roasting
times are based on
the recommendations
above and on a 325
degree F. oven tem-
perature. These times
are approximate and
should always be used
in conjunction with a
properly placed meat
thermometer. Turkey
Cooking Times:
Four to eight Ibs.:
1-1/2 to 3-1/4 hours
Eight to 12 Ibs:
2-3/4 to 3 hours
12 to 14 Ibs.:
3 to 3-3/4 hours
14 to 18 Ibs.:
3-3/4 to 4-1/4 hours
18 to 20 Ibs.:

20 to 24 Ibs.:
4-1/2 to 5 hours

Eight to 12 Ibs:
3 to 3-1/2 hours
12 to 14 Ibs.:
3-1/2 to 4 hours
14 to 18 Ibs.:
4 to 4-1/4 hours
18 to 20 Ibs.:
4-1/4 to 4-3/4 hours
20 to 24 Ibs.:
4-3/4 to 5-1/4 hours

6. Taking the turkey's
internal temperature
- this year, the USDA
has come up with
a one-temperature-
suits-all for poultry
safety: 165 degrees F.
For safety and done-
ness, the internal
temperature should
be checked with a
meat thermometer.

Visit: www.
whatscookingamer- for

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History Highlights

The Delta IV debut

By Mark C. Cleary
45th SW History Office

On Nov. 20, 2002,
Boeing launched its
first Delta IV Evolved
Expendable Launch
Vehicle (EELV) from
Cape Canaveral.
The payload was the
7,000-pound Eutelsat
W5 communications
satellite, built by
The satellite was
equipped with 24
wideband Ku-Band
transponders to pro-
vide digital television,
internet, and infor-
mation technology
services to Eutelsat's
customers in the Far
East. The Eutelsat
W5 was worth about
$100 million, but the
real star of the show
was the Delta IV.
The Delta IV's flaw-
less debut was great
news for Boeing, and
it marked the begin-
ning of a new era at
the Cape.
The Delta IV used
for the mission had
a four-meter pay-
load fairing, two solid
rocket motors, and
a Rocketdyne liquid
hydrogen/liquid oxy-
gen RS-68 engine to
power its main stage.
The RS-68 engine
was approximately 30
percent more efficient
than conventional
rocket engines, and
it produced approxi-
mately 650,000
pounds of thrust at

Each solid rocket
motor was 60 inches
in diameter and 65
feet long. A pair of
them weighed about
149,000 pounds, and
they raised the total
thrust of the DELTA
IV to roughly one mil-
lion pounds at lift-off.
Completely assem-
bled, the flight-ready
DELTA IV was about
205 feet tall. As
advertised, a simi-
larly equipped Delta
IV could lift nearly
12,900 pounds into
transfer orbit.
The 'first flight'
Delta IV upper stage
arrived at Complex 37
on Sept. 10, 2001.
The Delta IV
Mariner delivered the
first flight main boost-
er to Port Canaveral
on Oct. 4, 2001. The
vehicle's two solid
rocket motors were
delivered to the Cape
from the Alliant
Techsystems factory
on Jan. 23, 2002.
Engineers erected
the Delta IV on Pad
37B on Apr. 30, 2002,
and they added the
solid rockets on May
22nd. Engineers
placed a simulated
payload atop the
vehicle initially,
and Boeing had to
reschedule the first
launch several times
before the Eutelsat
W5 was delivered to
Complex 37 on Nov.
5, 2002.

With the payload
safely onboard, the
Delta IV was pre-
pared for launch. The
first countdown on
November 19th had
to be scrubbed, but
the second and final
countdown led to a
successful launch at
2239:00 Greenwich
Mean Time on Nov.
20, 2002.
The flight went
well, and the payload
was injected into the
proper orbit about 37
minutes after launch.
Seven more
Delta IV missions

were launched
successfully from
Pad 37B by the end
of June 2009. They
included the first
military Delta IV mis-
sion on Mar. 11, 2003
and the first Delta IV
"Heavy Demo" flight
(employing three main
boosters strapped
together) on Dec. 21,
A Defense Satellite
System III spacecraft
was launched on a
Delta IV Medium vehi-
cle on Aug. 29, 2003.

weather satellite was
launched for the
National Oceanic
and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA)
on a Delta IV Medium
on May 24, 2006.
Two Delta IV Heavy
missions featuring
Defense Department
payloads were
launched on Nov. 11,
2007 and Jan. 18,
2009 respectively.
weather satellite was
launched for NOAA
on a Delta IV Medium
launch vehicle on
June 27, 2009.

Courtesy Photo
assembled, the
flight-ready DELTA IV
was about 205 feet tall.

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Events Calendar


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6- 11 p.m.
Youth Programs

Civ/Mil Tournament
8 a.m.
Golf Course

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

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

Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Sailing Class
12:30 2:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Soul Night,
10 p.m. 2 a.m.
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November 20, 2009 Missileer 9

Student wins club scholarship

By Chris J. Kraus
45th Force
Support Squadron

Finding money
to help pay for col-
lege just got a little
easier for Ashley
Asel, daughter of
45th Force Support
Squadron's Thomas
Ms. Asel was
recently awarded a
$1,000 scholarship
through the 2009 Air
Force Club Member
Scholarship Program
for her essay on
"The High Cost of
Freedom." Ms. Asel
found out about the
program through her
father and his mem-
bership in The Tides
Collocated Club.
"My dad picked
up a flyer for me
when he went to the
Patrick AFB club one
day during my senior
year," said Ms. Asel, a
freshman majoring in
Elementary Education
with a minor in Child
Psychology at Saint
Leo University, Saint
Leo, Fla.
"I was looking for
opportunities to sup-
port my tuition at
an expensive private
school. I knew that
if I didn't work hard
looking for scholar-
ships and did not
make an effort to
apply for them, I
would not have been
able to afford to
attend the school of

taking. Although she
thought the essay
topic was difficult
to write about, she
thought the subject
was important.
"The costs and
sacrifices of freedom
have been going on
for hundreds of years,
even back to before
the United States was

Photo by Frank Martinez
Ms. Ashley Asel, accompanied by her proud father, Mr. Thomas Asel
(right), is congratulated and awarded a $1,000 scholarship check by
club manager Johnnie Rivera. Ms. Asel's essay on "The High Cost of
Freedom" was one of the winners in the 2009 Air Force Club Member
Scholarship Program.

66I was looking for opportunities to support my tuition at an expensive
private school. I knew that if I didn't work hard looking for scholarships
and did not make an effort to apply for them, I would not have been able
to afford to attend the school of my choice,
Ms. Ashley Asel, student and scholarship winner

my choice," added
the aspiring school
teacher, who hopes
to one day teach
military dependents
in the Department of
Defense Dependent
Schools system over-
Ms. Asel, along with
hundreds of other
students, competed
for scholarship money
offered by Air Force
Clubs by writing and

submitting a 500-word
essay on "The High
Cost of Freedom."
She was one of 25
finalists AF-wide who
received a cash award.
Her father could not
be more elated.
"I am extremely
happy and proud of
my daughter. Her
desire to excel and
achieve her future
goals is fantastic,"
Mr. Asel said. "Being

officially born it's
still going on today,
everywhere we look,"
Ms. Asel said.
Ms. Asel's essay,
along with the essays
of the other scholar-
ship recipients, can
be viewed online at:
Ms. Asel's essay is
number 23.

a military dependent
and a kid growing up
can be very demand-
ing and difficult, but
she overcame mov-
ing to three different
countries and five dif-
ferent bases during
her school years with
flying colors."
Ms. Asel plans to
use the scholarship
money to help pay off
a loan for the class-
es she is currently

..Operation Warmheart: Don't take our. .word for i

Operation Warmheart: Don't take our word for it

Times are tough for
many, but there are
still people out there
who are very generous
and are looking for
ways to help.
We hope that by
sharing your story,
whether it was a
Thanksgiving Turkey,
or the $100 check
your first sergeant
gave you to help you
through a tough time,
people will donate
which will allow us
to continue help-
ing Airmen, Soldiers,
Sailors, Marines and
Coast Guard mem-
Over the last two
years, Operation
Warmheart has donat-
ed/given over $27,000
to Military members
from Patrick AFB and
our Mission Partners.
Operation Warmheart
operates solely from
donations from
generous people
throughout the
community, both

military and civilian.
Warmheart was
established to help
military families.
Funds are used
to help in situations
ranging anywhere
from getting the gas
tank filled up until
the next pay check, to
supporting Deployed
spouses dinners, to
paying for postage for
deployers care pack-
ages, to helping with
emergency leave.
Warmheart's biggest
impact is to assist
members during the
holidays, by providing

and "the
S fixins," and
sary gift
to those
who may
need a little
extra help
during the
Last year, Operation
Warmheart donated
$740 worth of Turkeys
at Thanksgiving and
we donated $11,390
in commissary gift
certificates amongst
456 family members
during Christmas.
If you would like
to help Operation
Warmheart continue
to be able to help
our warriors,
donations can be
made to any First
Sergeant, or be mailed
Operation Warmheart
P.O Box 254440
PAFB, FL 32925

"When I first got here, I decided to move on base with
Anonymous my mom and my daughter. Well, my mom decided to
kTt^i # move back to North Carolina and when she left, she ran
up my cell phone bill to $596. I only had enough money
to cover my bills, nothing more, nothing less. So when I
got the bill, I was devastated. I came to work and talked to one of my co-
workers. I didn't know, but they went and spoke to a member that was
in Operation Warmheart. A member came down and talked to me about
my situation and said that they are going to try and help as much as
possible. I didn't think that they were going to be able to do much, but
about a week and half to two weeks later, a member came down with a
check to fully pay for my phone bill, and an extra $100 to help me buy
groceries. I didn't know what to do or say. I was so thankful that some-
one could help and cared enough."

"The Operation Warmheart charity came at a very
Anonymous needy time in my Air Force career. My family and I
stmo. were living paycheck to paycheck. There was barely
any money left over to have a basic Thanksgiving meal
much less Christmas meal and even less money to buy
presents for my children. During this time, the economy had forced the
gas prices to sky rocket, we really were a phone call away from declar-
ing complete bankruptcy. I don't know how the word got out but opera-
tion Warmheart blessed our family with a full Thanksgiving Meal, a
Christmas dinner, commissary gift certificates for both holidays, and
even a few Christmas gifts for each of my children. How they pulled
this off, I'll never know. All that can say is that I cried tears of joy. I'm
forever grateful that this charity cares and donates as much as they
do because it helped our family prosper since. We were able to pay
some unexpected debts with the savings that the donations offset back
into our budget. In a time when financial stressors ruins the fabric of
American families, Operation Warmheart kept our family tightly stitched
and growing.
Thank you Operation Warmheart. Keep on Beating!"

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November 20, 2009 Missileer 11

No more

cart path

Sam Croucher, Retired SES,
attempts his par putt on the
15th hole while his wife Mary
Lou tends the flag and his
guest Bob Whitner looks on.
The Crouchers have been
playing Manatee Cove Golf
Course since 2002 and said
the course is in the best
condition since their arrival.
The golf course staff planted
fairways and tees with
ryegrass two weeks ago
and the seed has flourished
togive a lush green playing
surface. See page 13
for more golf specials.

12 November 20, 2009 Missileer


Commit to Quit! TODAY!
The Patrick AFB Health and Wellness Center
in partnership with the Base Fitness Center will
mark the "Great American Smoke-out" with a
5K "Turkey trot" today at 11 a.m. Events from
10 a.m. until 2 p.m. include live music, fun,
games, helpful information, and food sampling.
Participants require base access. No registration

Lane Closures Water Outage
New water main connections from Patrick
AFB to the City of Melbourne's water system
will cause some disruptions to the traffic flow
onto the base at the south gate. Starting Nov.
30, the exit lane for the south gate Pass and
ID Center parking lot will be closed to all traf-
fic for the entire week. Vehicles will be required
to enter and exit at the entryway. It is strongly
encouraged that all badging for the week be
processed at the main gate Pass and ID Center
off of A1A.
The right entry lane at the south gate will
also be affected to a lesser degree. Construction
will necessitate this lane closure daily from
1 p.m. to 5 a.m. on the next day. The lane will
be open to accommodate peak hour traffic.
With the installation of new water lines, there
will also be a water outage to the southwest
corner of the base. The outage will occur dur-
ing the overnight hours 8 p.m. Nov. 30 until
6 a.m. Dec. 1. This will result in minimal impact
to personnel and facilities from the outage. Boil
water notices will be issued to affected facilities
and the required 48 hour boil water notice will
be in effect.

Are you thankful for
America's freedoms?
Are you thankful for the freedom of religion?
The base chapel is hosting a "Thanksgiving
Interfaith Fellowship Service" on Wednesday,
Nov. 25, to celebrate our freedom of religion
that fosters national unity in the midst of our
religious diversity.
The service location is South Patrick Chapel.
Start time is 6:30 p.m. with a pie-social
following around 7:30 p.m. Yes, pie social.
This service is designed to enlarge our
understanding and appreciation of American
freedoms and the religions afforded by it. Mark
your calendars now!

Family Child Care
Certification Classes
Family Child Care (FCC) Certification Classe-
sare scheduled for Dec. 1 and 3 from 8:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m. in the FCC Office, Bldg 1391. An inter-
view is required prior to class. For more infor-
mation and to schedule an interview, call Tina
Washington at 494-8381 or 795-2100.

Airman & Family
Readiness Center
The Airman & Family Readiness Center has
a few upcoming classes and events in December
that many will find invaluable:
Troops to Teachers Briefing
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 9 11:30 a.m.;
Families in the Know Briefing
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 6:30 7:30 p.m.;
Pre-Separation Briefing
Monday, Dec. 7, 9 10:30 a.m.;
Fundamentals of Resumes Class
Monday, Dec. 7, 1 3 p.m.;
Airman Financial Management Class
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.;
Cookie Drop for Dorm Residents
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 7 a.m. noon;
Applying for AF Jobs Class
Thursday, Dec. 10, 9 11 a.m.;
Sponsorship Training
Thursday, Dec. 10, 10 11 a.m.;
Bundles for BabieslNewborn Care Class
Thursday, Dec. 10, 6 8 p.m.;
Newcomer's Orientation Briefing
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 7:30 a.m. noon;
Dinner for Families of Deployed
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 6 7 p.m.;
Heart Link Class
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 9 a.m. 2 p.m.;
How to Become a Millionaire Class
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
For more details and to sign up, call 494-5676.

Bowling Center Specials
The Rocket Lanes Bowling Center will feature
the following specials in December: Family Day
- every Sunday, 1 6 p.m., bowl for just $1.25
per game, plus $1.50 shoe rental; Out of School
Holiday Special Dec. 22 23, 29 31, $1
games and $1.50 shoe rental during open bowl-
ing; Glow in the Dark Holiday Break Special
- all games are just $2 on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, 7
-11 p.m. For more information, call 494-2958.

Breakfast with Santa
Bring your child to Youth Programs on
Saturday, Dec. 5 from 8:30 11:30 a.m., for a
nice breakfast and a chance to sit on Santa's
lap. Santa will arrive at 9 a.m. and depart at
11 a.m. This free event is for all ages.
Please call by COB Thursday, Dec. 3 to
sign up for one of the following breakfast
times: 8:30 9:25 a.m., 9:30 10:25 a.m., or
10:30 11:30 a.m.
Don't forget to bring your camera! For more
information, call 494-4747.

Holiday Crafts Sale
The Holiday Crafts Sale will be held on Sat-
urday, Dec. 12, from 5:30 9 p.m. The sale
will be held in conjunction with the 45th Space
Wing Holiday Party and will be located at the
golf course/marina complex.
Each vendor is allowed two tables. If you
need electricity, please state so when you sign
up. Sign up required NLT Thursday, Dec. 3. For
details and to sign up, call the Arts & Crafts
Center at 494-4270.

Auto Hobby Shop
December Special
For just the cost of a stall fee, the Auto Hobby
Shop will perform a safety check on your ve-
hicle during the month of December. Check in-
cludes tires, lights, wipers, brakes, and fluids.
For more information, call 494-2537.

Tops in Blue Mission Audition
Tops in Blue, the premiere entertainment
showcase of the U.S. Air Force, is looking for
singers, dancers, comedians, dramatists, in-
strumentalists and magicians.
They also need support staff like audio and
lighting technicians, drivers and videographers.
Top applicants will be selected to compete at
the Mission Audition 2010 Worldwide Talent
Competition, Jan. 17 25, 2010.
The program is open to AF active duty, Guard
and Reserve personnel. For more information,
visit or call 210-652-6566 or
DSN 487-6566.

Auto Hobby Shop
Birthday Special
If your birthday is in December, you get half
off on stall fees every Wednesday, from 11 a.m.
to 8:15 p.m. at the Auto Hobby Shop. Just show
your ID card when you sign in. For details, call

Homework Assistance
Youth Programs offers Power Hour, Mon-
day through Friday from 2:30 4:30 p.m. This
program affords children a great opportunity to
focus on homework, get one-on-one assistance,
or sign up for a 30-minute session of individual
attention. For more information, call 494-4747.

Last Chance for Free Passes
Attention active duty and retired military
personnel. Time is running out for you to get
your free pass to Disney, Wet n' Wild, Universal
Studios and Kennedy Space Center. Tickets


Time to "tee it up"
If you haven't played the Cove
in a while, now is the time to re-
discover golf at Patrick. Starting
Dec. 1, the Manatee Cove Golf
Course will run a $49 special for
an all-inclusive day of golf that
includes 36 holes of golf with cart, lunch and
unlimited range balls.
This special is valid through April 30, 2010.
The Golf Shop is holding a Thanksgiving
weekend Pro Shop sale. Buy one item at
regular price and get the second item of equal
or lesser value at 25 percent off. Buy two
items at regular price and get a third item
at 50 percent off. Sale starts Friday Nov. 27-
Call 494-GOLF for more information and
to reserve your Tee Times.

November 20, 2009 Missileer 13

will expire in December. For details, call Tickets
& Travel Office at 494-5158.

IDEA Program
The IDEA Program is an incentive program
to recognize submitters for approved ideas
that benefit the government by streamlining
process or improving/increasing productivity
and efficiency. Employees with access to a .gov/.
mil domain (computer) can submit an AF IDEA.
However, only AF active duty military or federal
civilians paid from AF appropriated funds are
eligible for cash awards.
Individuals, teams or groups may submit
ideas through the IDEA Program Data System
(IPDS). IPDS is an automated system designed
to provide all AF users access from any govern-
ment computer. It can be accessed at: https:// If your idea is approved,
you could be eligible for a cash award of up to
$10,000! For more information on the IDEA Pro-
gram, call B.L. Allison at 494-0803.

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