Vol. 51 No. 47
Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
November 27, 2009
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Photo by Pat Corkery, Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance
19th launch on Eastern Range;
20th scheduled Wednesday
CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION,
Fla. The 45th Space Wing successfully
launched a United Launch Alliance-built
Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle
carrying the Intelsat-14 commercial communi-
cations satellite from Space Launch Complex
41 at 1:55 a.m. (EST) Monday.
"This launch helps to ensure that vital
communications will continue to bolster our
nation's capabilities and showcases why the
45th Space Wing is the world's premiere
gateway to space," said Brig. Gen. Edward L.
Bolton, Jr., 45th Space Wing commander.
This mission was the 17th flight of an
Atlas V rocket from the Cape and the
19th launch overall this year on the Eastern
"I'm thrilled the launch went so well and
the mission is a success," said 2nd Lt. Drew
Peterson, 5th Space Launch Squadron, who
served as Atlas V Mission Lead for the
Intelsat-14 satellite. "I'd like to thank the
entire team for this great achievement."
Lieutenant Peterson was responsible for
overseeing the receipt, integration and launch
of the $700 million United Launch Alliance
Atlas V rocket with the Intelsat satellite.
At left, an Atlas V rocket with the commercial
Intelsat 14 satellite launches from Space
Launch Complex-41 at 1:55 a.m. EST Monday.
The United Launch Alliance Atlas V was
launched on behalf of Lockheed Martin
Commercial Launch Services. The 45th Space
Wing is currently preparing to launch the third
Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) Wednesday
evening from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Think safety
in all you do and make sure you take care of
your fellow Airmen. Be a good "Wingman."
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Keeping an eye on space, safety
By Brig. Gen.
Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
Commander 45th Space Wing
Well, one thing is for certain.
No one can ever say we aren't
busy around here. Just eight days
after launching an Atlas V interna-
tional telecommunications satel-
lite early Monday morning, we will
be getting set to launch the third
Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS)
next Wednesday evening.
Monday's mission was the 17th
flight of an Atlas V rocket from the
Cape and the 19th launch overall
this year on the Eastern Range.
Pretty amazing numbers if you ask
It's such an honor and privilege
to work with people who under-
stand the words of Gen. C. Robert
Kehler, commander, Air Force
Space Command, when he con-
tinues to say "perfection is the
standard" when it comes to the
By Col. James P. Ross
45th Operations Group
I don't know about you, but
things have not slowed down
for me since Sept. 22, when we
received the ORI/UCI outbrief. I
think most of us thought what a
relief: they are not coming back.
When Col. Scott Gilson, the Air
Force Space Command Inspector
General, said this was the best
inspection he's seen, I think most
of us were extremely proud of our
However, we shouldn't let that
sense of relief allow us to go back
to doing business the way we did
before all of the frantic ORI/UCI
preparations started. One of my
squadron commanders said in a
post-ORI relaxed situation that his
unit was looking forward to getting
And that's because we have no
margin for error. None. We do things
by the book, we use our checklists
and we are in a constant mode of
looking at the way we do business
around here. That's why I like work-
ing with you; we never stop looking
for ways to improve and for ways to
be even more safety conscious every
time we first initiate the launch
Speaking of safety, how can I not
talk about that as we all get ready
to enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday
and some time away from the day-
to-day grind and the heavy work
pace we've been moving at for the
back to "ops normal." I told him
and the other commanders pres-
ent that we should use what we
learned in the ORI/UCI to define a
"new ops normal."
The new ops normal should
mean that we DO worry about
what the instruction says. That we
DO ensure we've fully coordinated
staff work. In short, it means we
dot all the "i"s and cross all the
"t"s. Why should you worry about
First, for those of you here when
the next inspection rolls in, this
will make preparations much eas-
ier. Instead of creating programs
that should have existed for years,
or dong paperwork that hadn't
been done when it should have
been, all you'll have to do is verify
that you've been doing things the
Next, for those of you (like me)
who won't be here for the next
inspection, you should strive to set
your replacement up for success.
Ensuring that your programs are
up to standards (or better yet go
above and beyond) is the utmost in
professionalism and will be greatly
appreciated by your successor and
Finally, following policy and
guidance in instructions and other
sources is one way of display-
ing the Air Force Core Value of
"Excellence in All We Do."
We do a fantastic job at
launching satellites and astro-
nauts into space. How we accom-
plish this mission, though, says
volumes about us as profession-
als. It is time to create a new ops
Thanksgiving is the most
traveled holiday of the year. The
Sunday after Thanksgiving is tradi-
tionally the busiest highway travel
day of the year.
Nationwide, more than half
of all traffic crash victims killed
during the Thanksgiving holiday
weekend were not wearing their
Don't let yourself or your loved
ones become a statistic. Take your
time. Watch out for one another.
So while Patricia and I want all
of you to enjoy yourselves, to look
after those who don't have friends
or family in the area, and spend
some very well deserved time with
loved ones, we both ask you to
keep safety in the forefront of your
We need you all back here to
help support our 20th launch
Have a great Thanksgiving
A new Ops normal
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
Mrs. Jennifer Macklin
Mr. John Connell
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Thanksgiving message to the AFSPC team
C. Robert Kehler
Commander Air Force
Marj and I offer our
for your dedication
in maintaining the
security of our great
nation--we have much Gen. C. Robert Kehler
to be thankful for.
We ask that you
keep our extended
Air Force family and
those Airmen who are
deployed around the
world spending the
holiday away from
their loved ones in
your thoughts and
As you start the
that one-third of all
air force fatalities
occur over long week-
ends. I must continue
to impress upon you
the importance of
driving when you are
at your best. Plan
and act responsibly to
Heed the lessons
of others don't
drink and drive. In
the broader context,
don't drink in excess,
no matter what the
consequences can be
costly and severe.
Think ahead about
the choices you will be
making over the week-
end. Return safely,
rested and recharged.
Take care of yourself
and look after one
Marj and I
extend our warmest
wishes to you and
your families for a
AFSPC commander bids farewell to missile wings
By Staff Sgt.
FORCE BASE, Colo.
- Gen. C. Robert
of Air Force Space
on a three-base tour
Nov. 12 and 13 to say
farewell to the missile
wings and the strate-
gic deterrent mission.
met with wing lead-
ership and held
Call at his stops at
and F.E. Warren
Air Force bases;
as the wings work
to the control of Air
Force Global Strike
Command on Dec 1.
During his vis-
its, General Kehler
stressed the impor-
tance of the strategic
and the high stan-
dards it requires. He
urged the organiza-
tions to stay focused
on meeting the chal-
lenges of the transi-
tion to AFGSC.
"Perfection is the
standard...it is a
mindset that defines
who you are and what
you do. The mission
nary adherence to
this standard, which
leadership and con-
to accomplish it,"
said General Kehler.
"We've come a long
way, we've made prog-
ress, but it's not time
for high fives.
"I'm proud of all of
you. Thank you for
what you're doing.
What an honor and
privilege it has been to
have the ICBM force
as part of Air Force
Stay focused. Our
country demands that
of us...of you."
The move of the
90th Missile Wing,
91st Missile Wing,
and 341st Missile
Wing to AFGSC is part
of an Air Force plan
U.S. Air Force Photo
"I'm proud of all of you. Thank you for what you're doing. What an honor and privilege it has been
to have the ICBM force as part of Air Force Space Command. Stay focused. Our country demands
that of us ... of you," said Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander of Air Force Space Command, who
traveled on a three-base tour Nov. 12 and 13 to say farewell to three missile wings and the
strategic deterrent mission.
to consolidate strate-
gic nuclear resources,
including those from
Air Combat Command
and Air Force Space
Command, under a
Space and missile
wings have been part
of AFSPC since 1993,
but as part of the
Air Force's nuclear
by Secretary of the
Air Force Michael
Donley and Air Force
Chief of Staff Gen.
and global strike
capabilities under a
tion will better serve
the needs of com-
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National Smoke Out Day 2009
Lt. Col. Dan Steele,
Squadron, right, takes off
on the annual 5k "Turkey
Nov. 20 in conjunction
with National Smoke Out
Day. Airman 1st Class
Nicholas Biersner, far
right, just quit .. IwN.
smoking about two
months ago and was
among the top finishers in
The festivities were
co-sponsored by the Base
Physical Fitness Center -
and the Health & Wellness
Photos by John Connell
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Cape Canaveral and Cape Kennedy
By Mark C. Cleary
45th SW History Office
On November 27,
1963, the Board of
the name of Cape
Canaveral to Cape
Kennedy in honor
of President John F.
had been assas-
sinated in Dallas,
Texas, on the 22nd,
less than one week
The new U.S.
President, Lyndon B.
the name change in a
televised address on
November 28, 1963.
At the same time,
on Merritt Island,
Florida, was renamed
the John F. Kennedy
The name Cape
Canaveral or "Cabo
appeared on Spanish
maps in the 16th
century. It means
"Cape of Canes" or
Centuries later, a
local community grew
up south of the Cape,
and it was named
Cape Canaveral as
When the Cape's
name was changed in
1963, many citizens
in the local commu-
nity were not happy
In an interview in
1990, Major General
Harry J. Sands,
Jr. recalled how he
received orders to
change the Cape's
name almost 30 years
I.] Davis was away
on business, and I
got the call. The fel-
low on the other end
of the line asked who
was in command.
I said I was, and I
Then the caller said,
"Sands, this is Bob
McNamara." I didn't
know him as 'Bob,'
so I thought, "Who is
Bob McNamara?" He
turned out to be the
Secretary of Defense.
He said, "I just want-
ed to call and find
out what all's named
Cape Canaveral down
there." I said, "There's
a town of Cape
Canaveral; there is at
least one automobile
agency named Cape
Canaveral; there are
and banks." I gave
him quite a list.
And then I added,
"Oh yes, we have
maps that show the
Spanish called the
area Cape Canaveral
as early as 1532."
That ended the con-
A couple of days
later, the direc-
tives came down
to change the name
to Cape Kennedy.
McNamara told me
to change the name
to Cape Kennedy and
"do it right away."
So I had a new sign
made for the Air Force
Station, and we put it
up the next day.
the name John F.
Center, but, at local
insistence, the Board
of Geographic Names
relented and gave the
Cape its old name
back again in 1974.
The Cape Kennedy
Air Force Station
was renamed Cape
Canaveral Air Force
Station on April 1,
The word "Force"
was dropped from the
station's title on April
1, 1994, but the word
was added back again
on February 4, 2000.
I guess the more
things change, the
more they stay the
The Cape Kennedy Air Force Station was renamed Cape Canaveral Air
Force Station on April 1, 1974. The word "Force" was dropped from the
station's title on April 1, 1994, but the word was added back again on
February 4, 2000.
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Photos by Chris Calkins
Col. Andre Lovett, 45th Space Wing vice
commander, rips a tee shot down the left side
of hole No. 12 during the annual Fred Gay
CivMil Golf Classic held Saturday at Manatee
Cove Golf Course. Playing with Col. Lovett are
(left to right) John "Tank" Sherman, George
Roe and Bill Ellis. Following the well-attended
tourney, Col. Charles Beck, Mission Support
Group commander, above, thanked those in
attendance for participating and for all the
things the CivMil Association does for service
members all around the Space Coast.
of the Year
Giving back to their communities
Tech. Sgt. David E. Sauceda, left, and
Staff Sgt. Lathaniel Wilcox, right,
both with the 45th Launch Group,
were each named winners of the
Military Affairs Council-sponsored
They are surrounding
Master Chief Gene Chattin,
Naval Ordnance Test Unit, -*
who accepted the award on behalf of ---
Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Peoples.
All three enlisted service members were
presented with plaques and
$500 Savings Bonds.
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Thursday, Nov. 26 Thanksgiving Buffet -
times 12:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. -
The Tides Collocated Club
Monday, Nov. 30 Children's Story Time 10 a.m. Library
Wednesday, Dec. 2 College 101 Briefing 9 a.m. Education Center
Saturday, Dec. 5 Breakfast with Santa 8:30 11:30 a.m. -
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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 cor-
ner of the base. The outage will occur during the
overnight hours Nov. 30 at 8 p.m.until Dec. 1
at 6 a.m. Water outage at the PAFB South Gate
will affect the Manatee Cove Golf Course and
Marina Complex. Water will not be potable and
a "Boil Water Notice" is to take effect through
Golf Course food operations (to include foun-
tain soda and coffee) will remain closed Monday
through Thursday; however, premade sandwich-
es and salads will be available.
Shower and toilet facilities will remain closed
during the outage, but will re-open on Monday.
Full and normal business functions for both
facilities will resume on Friday. We apologize for
any inconvenience this may cause. Please call
the Manatee Cove Golf Course at 494-4653 or
the Manatee Cove Marina at 494- 7455.
Family Child Care
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.
Recognition of Child and
Here is an excellent way for you to rec-
ognize Patrick's star directors in the Child
Development Center (CDC), Family Child Care
(FCC), Youth Programs (YP) and School-Age
(SA) Programs for their contributions to Air
The first ever joint Air Force & Navy Child
and Youth Program Conference will be held
Jan. 24 28, 2010 in Dallas, TX and special
awards will be presented. You can recognize
our top performers by filling out a nomination
form for best CDC Manager, FCC Coordinator,
SA Program Coordinator, and YP Manager.
Nomination forms can be completed elec-
tronically or in writing (forms available at each
facility and are also available at www.afchild-
programs.com and www.afyouthprograms.com)
and submitted via email or fax to HQ AFSVA/
SVPY, email@example.com and susan.
firstname.lastname@example.org, or commercial fax (210)
652-2383 or DSN fax 487-2383. Nomination
forms must be received by Dec. 1, 2009.
Nominations may be submitted by peers,
parents, co-workers, volunteers, children, and
youth. They cannot be accepted from individu-
als within the nominee's chain-of-command.
If you have any questions, please contact the
project officers, Ms. Toni Henson or Ms. Susan
Brasel, HQ AFSVA/SVPY, Commercial (210)
652-4045 or DSN 487-4045.
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.
Auto Hobby Shop
For just the cost of a stall fee, the Auto Hob-
by Shop will perform a safety check on your
vehicle during the month of December. For
more information, call 494-2537.
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