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Vol. 51 No. 48 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. December 4, 2009


Got 'dough'?

3


DEOMI hosts
BIG meeting

4


Ho, Ho, Ho!

Ready for our 45th Space
Wing Holiday Party Saturday,
Dec 12, from 6 10 p.m.?
P DSocial hour begins at 5 p.m.
at the Manatee Cove Golf
Course/Marina Complex.
This is an awesome event
that will feature the Patrick
Air Force Base Tree Lighting
Ceremony, entertainment,
Marina Boat Parade, outdoor
movie theater and a children
activity area plus much more
to include food. The Holiday
party is open to all 45th
Space Wing personnel and
their families, along with our
Mission Partners and their
- o families. A pay as you go bar
will be available and holiday
crafts vendors will be selling
handmade items. For more
information please call
Susan Barnhardt at 494-7455.

Photo by Robyn Carr


Officials announce fiscal 2010


force management measures


UePLAYment tags
coming

6


By Daniel P. Elkins
Air Force Personnel
Center Public Affairs

RANDOLPH AIR
FORCE BASE,


Texas (AFNS) Air
Force officials here
recently announced
measures to meet
the fiscal 2010 end
strength of 331,700,


requiring personnel
management actions
to reduce the force by
approximately 3,700
officers and enlisted
members through


voluntary and invol-
untary early separa-
tion and retirement
programs.
Eligible Airmen may
begin applying now.


A weakened econ-
omy has led to an
increased retention
rate and force man-
agement measures are
See Measures, page 11


Air Force Space Command:
delivering space and missile capabilities to
America and its warfighting commands


Year of the Air Force j
Family 14..


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


December 4, 2009


Vol. 51 No. 48





2 December 4, 2009 Missileer


VIEWPFINITS


http://www.patrick.af.mil


Looking back ... looking forward


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

It is my hope that as you read
this column, our wing will have cel-
ebrated another successful launch
of a mission vital to the national
security of the United States, the
Wideband Global SATCOM. This
satellite completes the first phase
of the WGS constellation, which
allows for military leaders to com-
mand and control their tactical
forces around the world.
It is fitting as we engage in con-
flicts around the world and prepare
for the future, that we pause now
to reflect on an event that forever
changed our nation, the bombing
of Pearl Harbor on the 7th day of
December, 1941.
Sixty-eight years ago President
Franklin D. Roosevelt uttered these
famous words: "A day that will live


in infamy."
More than 2,400 people died
during those attacks, and a vast
number of aircraft and ships were
destroyed. It was, up until then, the
deadliest attack ever on American
soil.
On Monday, some of these real
life heroes who survived the Pearl
Harbor attacks will be honored
by our friends at the Air Force
Technical Applications Center.
What a great and well-deserved
tribute. But even while we look
back at Dec. 7, 1941, we must also


From


the


top


'Service' is key to our Success


By Col. Charles Beck
Commander,
45th Mission Support Group

ORI/UCI, year-end closeout,
NSPS pay pools, and four launches.
Any one of these events is daunting
enough, yet, since mid-September
the 45th Space Wing has dealt
with them back-to-back-to-back.
Teamwork was the dominate factor
that led to our wing's success in
each of these mission areas.
We were the first wing in Air
Force Space Command to pass the
ORI/UCI. Before we could take a
full breath, year-end closeout was
upon us. Again, we rallied, and
made it through the closeout with-
out a problem.
But, before we could let out a big
sigh of relief it was time for a NSPS
review. All of these events occurred
while we perfectly performed our


Commander's Corner

primary mission of launching rock-
ets. What makes us so successful
at what we do even in the midst
of numerous, simultaneous chal-
lenges? The answer is "service."
True service often includes a
strong sense of duty and promotes
teamwork. Service is about sacrifice
and working as a team to over-
come the challenges that threaten
to undermine us. Service grabs
hold of a problem and fixes it for the
good of the whole.
We have had the opportunity
to watch the team surge in their
performance of service. Over the
past few months, we have seen our
mission partner team Airmen,
contractors, and civilians respond
to many difficult challenges. With
every challenge, we preformed as a


team and pressed on, motivated by
a commitment to serve.
As we enter the holiday season,
remember you have worked hard
and performed well. Now is your
chance to spend more time with
family and loved ones. Remember
the behind-the-scene players fam-
ily and friends who supported us
through those long hours, missed
family dinners, and middle-of-the-
night phone calls.
My final thought this is the
time to really get to know the
people we work with. One of the
greatest service opportunities we
have is in being a good Wingman.
Good Wingmen take interest in
each other, today and tomorrow,
whether they are active, reserve,
civil service, NAF, volunteer, or fam-
ily members. We are all part of the
team and what a great team it is ...
Go Sharks!


look forward to the challenges our
service members today are facing,
far away from loved ones as the
holiday season gets closer.
"America, we are passing through
a time of great trial," President
Obama said. "And the message
that we send in the midst of these
storms must be clear: that our
cause is just, our resolve unwaver-
ing," he said.
Here at the 45th Space Wing, by
virtue of our launch mission, we
will continue to deliver into orbit
satellites that support our service-
members and our nation now and
in the future.
So do not ever discount or take
lightly what we bring to this fight.
More troops than you know are
counting on us each and every day
of the year. Many of them are our
own. Let's continue the great work
we do taking care of them. Thanks
for all you do.


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
Photographers

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-
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of the U.S. military services. Contents of the
Missileer are not necessarily official views of, or
endorsed by, the U.S. government, the DoD or
the Department of the Air Force.
The appearance of advertising in this pub-
lication, including inserts or supplements, does
not constitute endorsement by the DoD, the
Department of the Air Force or Cape Publications,
Inc., of the products or services advertised.
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-
graphs unless otherwise indicated.


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Missileer
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Submission deadline is 2 p.m.
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Cough up some "dough" for our Airmen


By 45th Space Wing
1st Sgts Council

As the holidays are
quickly approaching,
we are reminded of
the sweeter things in
life friends and fam-
ily certainly, but also
cakes, pies, cookies
and candy being
made in the kitchen.
Umm Umm Good ...
can't you just taste all
those goodies?
Most of us will
get to smell those
wonderful aromas
throughout our home
but some don't have
that luxury. Those
who live in the Patrick


AFB dormitories,
many away from
home for their first
holiday season, will
miss the cookies made
by their Moms and
Grandmas and Dads
and Grandpas.
Therefore,
the Patrick First
Sergeants are prepar-
ing for their annual
Cookie Drop just for
our dormitory resi-
dents.
According to the
First Sergeants, "they
would like to have at
least one dozen cook-
ies for every dorm
resident."
That means we
need around 100


dozen cookies! But
we'll take more. This
is the least we can
do as a community
to bring a little bit of
home to our Airmen
away from their
family this holiday
season.
Everyone can par-
ticipate by baking
homemade cook-
ies or candies and
dropping them off at
the Airman & Family
Readiness Center
on Tuesday from
7- 11 a.m.
Support Team
Patrick and make our
dormitory Airmen
smile during this
holiday season.


Photo by Jennifer Macklin
Senior Master Sgts. Jeff Lizak, left, and Joe Powell prepare the supplies
for this year's annual Cookie Drop. Everyone can participate by baking
homemade cookies or candies and dropping them off at the Airman &
Family Readiness Center on Dec. 8 from 7 11 a.m.


MILESTONicES

Length of Service Recognition


********40 Years********
Paul McDaniel
45 RMS

********30 Years*********
Bruce Brennan
45 CES
Robert Butler
920 MXS
Michael Gawel
1 ROPS
Donald Jackson
45 MDSS
Amy Oliver
1 ROPS
Karl Owens
920 MXS
Chris Rexrode
45 CES
Anne Seaton
45 CES


********20 Years********
George Banica
45 SW
Margaret Brown
920, MSS
Timothy Currier
45 SCS
Teresa Fiorillo
45 CES
Mary Keating
45 MSG
Gary Kuzara
45 RMS
Joseph Nguyen
1 ROPS
Melbourne Roberts
920 LRF
Patty Smelser
45 SCS
Lorne Ward
920 MXS
Angela Wheeler
45 SFS
Susan Villapando
920 RQW


********1 0 Years*********
Ericka Harrison
920 LRF
Juan March
45 CES
Michael Monopoli
920 MXO
Robert Murphy
45 CES
Shawn Proctor
45 RMS
Robert Reed
920 MXS
Sherry Rehberg
45 MDOS
Heidi White
920 LRF
Terrie Widger
45 FSS


Year of the Air Force
Family ,



Upcoming Events
Dec. 5
Breakfast with Santa
8:30 11:30 a.m.
Youth Programs
Dec. 7
Pre-Separation Briefing
9 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
A&FRC
Dec. 7
Children's Story Time
10 a.m.
Library
Dec. 8
Cookie Drop for Dorm Residents
7 a.m. noon
A&FRC
Dec. 10
Applying for AF Jobs
9- 11 a.m.
A&FRC


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DEOMI hosts initial 'Blacks in Government' meeting


By Bryan Ripple
DEOMI Public Affairs

The first meeting
of the Brevard Space
Coast Chapter of
Blacks In Government
(BIG) will be held
Monday, at 5 p.m.
at the Defense
Equal Opportunity
Management Institute,
or DEOMI.
Navy Captain
Kathlene Contres,
DEOMI Commandant
is a Charter Member
of the Chapter and
will host the first
meeting which will
be an icebreaker of
sorts.
Election of officers
will take place at the
second meeting at a
location and time to


be determined. All
federal employees
are invited to attend
the meeting, and are
requested to contact
Mrs. Carrie Tillman
of the DEOMI
Research Directorate
by calling 321-494-
1581 to confirm
attendance.

BIG History
Blacks In
Government was
conceived by U.S.
Department of
Health, Education
and Welfare (DHEW)
Federal employees
at the Parklawn
Building in Rockville,
Maryland.
The organization
was viewed as essen-
tial to civil service


z






For details, call Mrs.
Carrie Tillman, DEOMI
Research Directorate,
321-494-1581.

employees, based on
a wide assortment
of racially motivated
problems faced by the
HEW employees in
Rockville.
Initially, it was
thought that the
umbrella organiza-
tion would address


only the problems
at the Federal level.
However, it was soon
determined that
State, County, and
Municipal employees
were faced with the
same general type of
employment prob-
lems.
Nonetheless,
Blacks In Government
was organized in
1975 and incor-
porated as a non-
profit organization
under the District of
Columbia jurisdiction
in 1976. BIG origi-
nated as a national
response to the need
for African Americans
in public service.
Since that time,
BIG has evolved into
an organization that


focuses on work-
place and commu-
nity issues of mutual
interest.
BIG's goals are to
promote EQUITY in all
aspects of American
life, EXCELLENCE in
public service, and
OPPORTUNITY for all
Americans.
BIG is a non-profit
501(c)3 bi-partisan
organization com-
prised of Federal,
State, and local gov-
ernment employees
committed to achiev-
ing excellence in
government through
equal employment
opportunity.
BIG's goals are:
* To be an advocate
of equal opportunity
for all government


workers.
* To eliminate prac-
tices of racism and
racial discrimination
against government
workers.
* To promote profes-
sionalism among gov-
ernment workers.
* To develop and pro-
mote programs which
will enhance ethnic
pride and educational
opportunities for gov-
ernment workers.
* To establish a mech-
anism for the gather-
ing and dissemination
of information to gov-
ernment workers.
* To provide a non-
partisan platform on
major issues of local,
regional, and national
significance that affect
government workers.


Newest Air Force command hiring now for top priority mission


By Carla Pampe
Air Force Global
Strike Command
Public Affairs

Barksdale Air Force Base,
La. The Air Force Global
Strike Command is aggres-
sively working to hire the
best people available for one
of the Air Force's top pri-
orities reinvigorating the
nuclear enterprise.
Active-duty, civilian and
Guard and Reserve, espe-
cially those with nuclear
experience, are being
encouraged to apply for
positions at AFGSC head-
quarters at Barksdale and at
the units that fall under 8th
and 20th Air Forces in six
other states.
As a new major command
that is still building up to


full operational capability,
Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz, AFGSC
commander, said there are
a lot of opportunities for
people looking for a unique
challenge.
"Everyone at Global Strike
Command is the 'first ever'
in that job, for now and
forever," he said recently.
"I think the opportunity to
create something new to
know that whatever you do
is going to have a lasting
impact on the command
- is a powerful incentive for
people to join our team."
Global Strike Command
bases will include Minot
AFB, N.D., Malmstrom AFB,
Mont., F.E. Warren AFB,
Wyo., Whiteman AFB, Mo.,
as well as the headquarters
at Barksdale. One squadron
each at Vandenberg AFB,


Calif., and Offutt AFB, Neb.,
will also fall under the com-
mand.
Jobs representing spe-
cialties across a range of
functional areas are being
advertised now through the
AFPC web site; the Air Force
Portal; and the USAJobs
website.
As the command assumed
the Intercontinental Ballistic
Missile mission Dec. 1 and
the nuclear-capable bomber
mission Feb. 1, the need is
critical for Airmen and civil-
ian experts ready to take
on this special mission and
responsibility for the most
powerful weapons in the
Nation's arsenal, officials
said.
"We are actively hiring -
active-duty, Guard, Reserve,
government civilians, retired


and former military as we
steadily grow to our autho-
rized strength," said General
Klotz, recently. This requires
developing "skilled Airmen
being fully involved in the
mission," General Klotz
said.
Not only is the nuclear
mission a top priority of Air
Force senior leadership, it
is also vital to the security
of the nation, according to
senior defense officials.
During the activation
ceremony for AFGSC in
August, Chief of Staff of the
Air Force, General Norton
Schwartz said, "In this orga-
nization, we will have many
of the Air Force's bright-
est minds focusing on the
operations, resourcing and
management of America's
nuclear missiles and nucle-


ar-capable bombers, and
leaders who will foster a cul-
ture of exacting compliance,
critical self- assessment,
and uncompromising excel-
lence and performance," he
said.
Military members inter-
ested in joining the com-
mand should update their
assignment preference work
sheets, look for announce-
ments on the AFPC web-
site, www.afgsc.af.mil, and
discuss options with their
respective assignment man-
agers. There are also up to
250 civilian positions open,
with an emphasis on people
with specialized nuclear
experience.
Civilians interested in
a position at AFGSC can
also visit the web site at
www.afgsc.af.mil.


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Join Bill Cosby


FEATURES


December 4, 2009 Missileer 5


- Host a LISTENing Party


and get your teens talking


The Patrick Air
Force Base Youth
Center will host a Bill
Cosby LISTENing
party (ties into hun-
dreds of other groups
around the world)
Dec. 12 from 2:30 -
5:30 p.m. EST.
Bill Cosby will
speak live about his
views on the issues
addressed by the new
album.

Sign your party up
by Dec. 7 to ensure


timely delivery!

Bill Cosby, actor,
activist and Club
alumnus, is asking
Boys & Girls Clubs
around the country
to "start listening."
Cosby, along with
the group Cosnarati,
is giving away the
new hip-hop album
State of Emergency
to Clubs interested in
hosting a LISTENing
party with their
teens.


Visit www.billcosby.
com to sign up to host


a LISTENing party
and engage teens
in important con-
versations about self
respect, community
empowerment and
crime.

When Clubs reg-
ister by Dec. 7, they
will receive a welcome
package with tools
and resources for get-
ting started, includ-
ing:


* A CD of the


Cosnarati's State of
Emergency.

* A copy of Bill
Cosby's and Dr. Alvin
F. Poussaint's best-
selling book, "Come
On, People."

* A Special DVD cre-
ated by Bill Cosby and
the Cosnarati just
for this occasion.

* Talking Points for
the LISTENing party.


* Lyrics to the
songs on State of
Emergency.

* Posters to promote
your event.

* An e-mail sign-up
sheet.

For more infor-
mation please Ms.
Darleena Jones at
494-4747.




6 December 4, 2009 Missileer


DePLAYment tags coming soon


By Maj. Belinda tags to families of
Petersen deployed members
Air Force Personnel this week through
Center Public Affairs July 31, 2010, as part
of the Year of the Air
RANDOLPH AIR Force Family.
FORCE BASE, Texas Eligible members
- Air Force Services can log on to http://
Agency officials will be www.myairforcelife.
offering DePLAYment com to see if their


installation is par-
ticipating and find
out where to pick up
their tags.
Once registered, the
tag-pass holder can
use the tags to qualify
for free and reduced
fee programs, such
as free youth classes,


instructional classes,
sports programs,
hourly childcare, and
family programs for
the family left at home
during deployment
or upon return of the
member.
"The tags look like
dog tags and can
be placed on your
key ring, much like
the ones used at
stores in the United
States to indicate a
frequent shopper,"
said Ms. Carol Sudy,
Air Force Services
Agency marketing
specialist.
"The pre-printed
numbered code
on the back of the
dog tag serves as a
unique identifier for
each family member."
Recently, Air Force
Services Agency
officials launched
MyAirForceLife.com
to help Airmen stay
connected, informed
and engaged in pro-
grams as part of the
Year of the Air Force
Family.
"The theme of our
campaign is 'The Air
Force is a great place
to live, work and
play,'" said Mr. Mike
Bensen, Deputy to the
Commander of the Air
Force Services Agency.
"Our focus is to
make it even better for
our Air Force family.
The Web site high-
lights the core 'Year of
the Air Force Family'
programs and activi-
ties."
"An Airman's


deployment is really a
family's deployment.
Airmen expect us to
provide a stable envi-
ronment for them and
their families. And,
doing so is part of our


heritage and culture,"
Secretary of the Air
Force Michael Donley
said during his speech
to the Air Force
Sergeants Association
in August.


http://www.patrick.af.mil




December 4, 2009 Missileer 7


Can I get

fries with

that order?
According to Mr. David Crain, AAFES
general manager, the work on the
PAFB Burger King is rapidly nearing
completion. "I am not in position to give
you an exact date when we'll reopen
right now," he said, "but we remain very
hopeful the brand-new facility will be
ready to serve the best customers in
the world by the middle of this month.
We are looking forward to a
whoppin' good time," he said.


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Hubble Servicing Mission


By Mark C. Cleary
45th SW History Office

This week marks
the 16th anniversary
of one of the most
sensational space
flights of the 1990s
- the first Hubble
Space Telescope (HST)
servicing mission.
Air Force Colonel
Richard O. Covey
commanded the Space
Shuttle Endeavour
during the operation
in December 1993,
and Navy Commander
Kenneth D. Bowersox
piloted the orbiter.
As payload com-
mander, Dr. F.
Story Musgrave led
Endeavour's team
of mission special-
ists consisting of Dr.
Kathryn C. Thornton,
Air Force Lt. Colonel
Tom Akers, Mr.
Jeffrey A. Hoffman,
and European Space
Agency astronaut
Claude Nicollier.
The mission was
designated STS-61.
Its main purpose was
to correct a manufac-
turing flaw in the tele-
scope's main mirror
that became annoy-
ingly apparent only
after the HST went
into orbit in late April
1990.
There were actually
three primary objec-
tives: 1) improve the
HST lens system by
installing a wide field
planetary camera


The Hubble Space Telescope became
one of the world's most celebrated
low-Earth orbiting astronomical
observatories, and the telescope
maintained its popularity in later years
even after NASA expanded its "Great
Observatories" constellation to include
the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory,
the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, and the
Spitzer Space Telescope.


and a lens to correct
the "spherical
aberration" in
the primary mir-
ror, 2) replace the
observatory's solar
arrays and eliminate
excessive solar panel
flexing, and 3) install
new gyroscopes, fuse
plugs, and electronic
units to increase
the telescope's
reliability.
The 11-day flight
scenario featured at
least five spacewalks
with time available for
two additional space-
walks, if needed.
Officials sched-
uled Endeavour
to lift off Complex
39B on December
1, 1993, and the
Manned Spaceflight
Support Office's
Operations Center
went into around-the-
clock operations on
November 30th.
Unfortunately,
officials had to scrub
the mission on
December 1st due to
excessive winds over
the Kennedy Space
Center's Shuttle
Landing Facility.


Undaunted, offi-
cials chose a new
launch window for
the following day, and
the second count-
down ended suc-
cessfully. Endeavour
and her crew lifted
off at 04:27 a.m.
(Eastern Standard
Time) on December 2,
1993.
Story Musgrave
and Jeff Hoffman per-
formed three space-
walks, and Kathryn
Thornton and Tom
Akers performed two
spacewalks.
The astronauts
installed the new
solar arrays on
December 6th, and
all the other servicing
and repair work was
completed over the
next four days.
The HST was rede-
ployed successfully on
the 10th at 5:26 a.m.
(Eastern Standard
Time). Wrapping up
their highly success-
ful mission, Colonel
Covey and his crew
landed Endeavour on
Kennedy Space Center
Runway 33 shortly
after midnight on


Courtesy Photo
More than 15 years after the first servicing mission, the Hubble Space
Telescope is released into space by the crew of Space Shuttle Atlantis on


May 19, 2009.


December 13, 1993.
Four more Hubble
servicing missions
were completed in
February 1997,
December 1999,
March 2002, and May
2009.
The HST became
one of the world's
most celebrated
low-Earth orbiting
astronomical obser-
vatories, and the
telescope maintained
its popularity in later
years even after NASA
expanded its "Great
Observatories" con-
stellation to include
the Compton Gamma


Ray Observatory,
the Chandra X-Ray
Observatory, and
the Spitzer Space
Telescope.
Though two of the
HST's major opti-
cal instruments
eventually stopped
functioning, the big
telescope's Wide Field
and Planetary Camera
2 (WFPC2) and Near
Infrared and Multi-
Object Spectrometer
(NICMOS) continued
to gather data and
accomplish the mis-
sion well into the
early 21st Century.
During Atlantis'


HST servicing mis-
sion in May 2009,
mission special-
ists accomplished a
number of important
repairs and upgrades,
including installa-
tion of the telescope's
new Wide Field
Camera 3 and a new
Science Instrument
Command and Data
Handling Unit. As
of this writing, the
HST is expected to
operate until at least
2014, when it may be
replaced by NASA's
next generation James
Webb Space Telescope
(JWST).


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Space Coast Chief's Group's "Visit with Santa"


The Space Coast
Chiefs Group hosts
Santa at the Shark
Center in South
Patrick Housing Dec
12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The "Visit with
Santa" event is for
children of enlisted
personnel 10 and
under, and children of
any deployed member,
regardless of rank.
Each registered
child receives a pres-
ent and a moment
photo with the jolly
man himself.
To register, send
children's name, age
and gender to the


coordinator, Chief
Master Sgt. Steven
Revels, at steven.rev-
els@patrick.af.mil.
The Chiefs Group
will provide snacks
and a variety of activi-
ties for the children
while they wait for
their turn to see Saint
Nick.
This event is part of
Patrick AFB's Year of
the Air Force Family
events. The annual
"Visit with Santa"
has been held for at
least 20 years and is
strongly supported by
the American Legion
Post 359 in Titusville.


The American
Legion donates all
of the gifts, which
included two bicycles
last year.
The Space Coast
Chiefs Group is a pri-
vate organization com-
prised of active duty,
guard, reserve and
retired chief master
sergeants and other
service E-9s.
The Chiefs Group
supports a variety
of enlisted events
and awards in the
Patrick AFB and Cape
Canaveral AS area
throughout the year.
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Events Calendar


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Sunday
29


6
Sunday Brunch
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
The Tides
Football Frenzy
noon
The Tides
Turkey Shoot Starts
at Bowling Center -
Runs Until Dec 19
Family Day
1 6 p.m.
Bowling Center
13
Lunidav Brunch
10 111 I I,0 p 111
Thi Tid-e
Foo(bill Firenz/

The Tidte
Famil\ Da\
1 I, p 111
Bo\v.lIn4 (-enter -


20

a7 111
Outdoor Rerleatlion
Sunidav Brunch
0 a i 11 1 :.i p 111
Thi Tides
Football Frenzy,
noon
The Tides


Monday
30


7
Pre-Sepairaltion
Brielinq
9 1 '.0 a ill
A&FRC
Boater Sailrt\
Trainin,
9: .0' 1 1 .0 a ll
Outdoor Re '-eatlion
Story Timbe
0)
Ii a in
Lil:ari-\


14
Boateir ialr tV
Tjiiinini.
S1 j1 a i ll

-Litdor Reeatio

1' a ill
Liilarvr\


21
Eoateli Sal LtV


Outdoor Re-ireationi



Library
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Library


Tuesday
DEC 1


8
C ookie Drop l:or
Dorm Re-sid-ents.
7 a i lnoon
A&FR(e
10 1\il Eilkei Tille
Trial. Iir-st tie is
3 15 a I1 .
,7 0 a in .
11 15 a ill .
110011. :. .i:i p 111
PF'iLri k Filness
(i neln (G\ in

15
Ne\v.l (oinr s
(O)'le ltatOlil B'ri Iilnv
7 ., a i to Inoon
A.,SFR(-

Dilnnr i 10 FInuhllles
ol D)eploh\ed
i, 7 p 111
A\FRC(


22
OuLt oI hool
Holiday\ Boih n,;
spe'ci lI


Wednesday
2


9
Karaoke
4.30 7 .30 p in
Shardk Hut


16
Karaok,
4 '. Ti _.J p Ill
Slhadk Hut

Heart Link (-'lass
*-' a ill '2 p Il1
A,&FRC(

Ho\'. to EBe-oiiir aL
Rlllllonair ii la ,ss
1 in 1I'' -'I p inl
A.,FR (

23
Holicdi\ LLunII heon
I 1 11l 1 p 111
Thi Tides

OuLt olI S, ool
Holidia\ Bo\ln;
Spe,: ilI


V 'U U


Thursday
3


10
.Appl\I in lor AF .Jobs
9i II i
Spon-s*orslhlp Trainin11
11 Il a ill
A.,FRC
\ inIter X\oinderlanind
llother & Son 'Fadther
. DaLiuihter Dniiie.
S- .' p 111
YoulLl ProFirainlls


17
Palaina C( luIb
SLon T ill_-
6.15 p in
Library


24
( lhistinas~l E\,-


Friday
4
Texas Hold',im.1.
" 11:1 p 111
Thi Tides


11
i\\ho i-S th Fittes l "
(Compe-ltition
7 ill
Patlrik Filn-ess

at CCAF Fitiin-e


Kid s Niit ( O it
i l i p I
Youthli Pi'Otillns


18
Teeni NiJlht
l lip i
Youth P roILrall

Surlr Fishlin C( lass
) '* r p im ri
Oultdor Reireatlionl


25
C hrlstilnas Da\


Saturday
5
Surf Fishing Class
7 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Breakfast with Santa
8:30 a.m.
Youth Programs
Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation


12
Army/Navy Game
2 p.m., Marina Event
at the Blockhouse
Boat Parade
5:30 p.m.
Marina
Holiday Crafts Sale
5:30 9 p.m.
Wing Holiday Party,
6 p.m.
Golf Course/
Marina Complex

19
_-tie BOE I-Ite CourLIse
9h i -. II .11 i. ll
(Outd(-oor ReireatKlion

Sajlin', lass
1 -'. *_ .II p Il
Outdoor Re
i\eil:>bersllp Holihda\
Social p0en House-
4 7 p in
lailnna

26
hGlo:v in the Diark
Holida Br'-eak
Bo\vlin, I pein al
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Fiscal 2010 force management measures


Measures, from page 1

needed to strategi-
cally balance skills
and abilities as well
as reduce a projected
$228 million person-
nel funding shortfall,
officials said.
Force management
measures are aimed
to reduce the end
strength by 2,074
officers and 1,633
enlisted members.
Officials believe they
can achieve the enlist-
ed end-strength goal
but anticipate that
actions to reduce the
number of officers
may only attain about
900 of the more than
2,000 needed.
"Force management
is not a one-time fix
to personnel num-
bers but a long-term
approach to prop-
erly managing our
force," said Brig. Gen.
Edward L. Bolton,
Jr., commander, 45th
Space Wing. "My top
priorities are to


educate our active
duty personnel on
the full spectrum of
programs available
and the associated eli-
gibility requirements
available to them, and
to prevent or dispel
rumors about the
force management
program by ensur-
ing timely, factual,
and easily understood
information," he said.
"As the Air Force
continues to sup-
port requirements
of combatant com-
manders in a time
of war, it's essen-
tial that it follows a
comprehensive force
management plan to
provide the necessary
manpower and bring
relief to those criti-
cally manned career
fields," said Col. Joan
Garbutt, the direc-
tor of force manage-
ment policy at the
Pentagon.
Colonel Garbutt
added that the service
is also held to a


fiduciary responsi-
bility in meeting its
Congressionally man-
dated end-strength.
"Whenever the
Air Force exceeds
its authorized end
strength, there's a
cost to pay that was
not programmed for
in the budget," she
said. "That places the
burden on its leaders
to vigilantly consider
all options in any
approach to reduce
the number of person-
nel while striking a
balance with retaining
the right skills."
Plans for an enlist-
ed date of separation
rollback combined
with a reduction in Air
Force specialty quo-
tas for Airmen who
fail to complete initial
technical training are
expected to achieve
the enlisted goal.
Enlisted members
affected for the date
of separation rollback
impacts those with
fewer than 14 or more


than 20 years of ser-
vice as of April 30,
2010. The criteria for
the DOS rollback will
be based on certain
re-enlistment eligi-
bility codes and/or
assignment avail-
ability codes. DOS
dates can be no later
than April 30, 2010,
and retirement dates
no later than May 1,
2010.
A number of per-
sonnel measures will
be taken to reduce
the number of officers
needed; however, offi-
cials anticipate those
actions to continue
into fiscal 2011. A
reduction in time-in-
grade requirement for
colonels and lieuten-
ant colonels will be
offered to eligible offi-
cers who retire on or
before Sept. 1, 2010.
The limited active
duty service com-
mitment for officers
in overage Air Force
specialties and year
groups will be waived


so that they may
separate or retire on
or before Sept. 1,
2010.
Additionally, the
Air Force will reduce
the number of fis-
cal 2010 accessions
from Officer Training
School by 144 and
delay the accession
of 417 ROTC cadets
from fiscal 2010 to
fiscal 2011.
Officials also plan
to expand the num-
ber of Palace Chase
transfers to the Air
Force Reserve and
offer expanded waiver
criteria for interservice
transfers to the Army
as part of the Blue to
Green program.
"Airmen who vol-
untarily retire or are
separated through
force management
measures are bet-
ter prepared to find
their next career by
virtue of the advanced
training and experi-
ence gained in ser-
vice," Colonel Garbutt


said. "Base transition
assistance programs
along with a number
of agencies standing
by to assist veterans
help prepare Airmen
for a successful tran-
sition."
The addition of
more than 9,000 new
Air Force civilian posi-
tions in fiscal 2010
may also help ease
the transition. With
contractor-to-civil-
ian conversions, new
organizations stand-
ing up and overall
increases in posi-
tions, the service is
projecting an even
larger hiring surge in
fiscal 2011 with an
estimated 25,000 new
positions by fiscal
2013.
For more informa-
tion on force manage-
ment measures and
eligibility, visit the
Air Force Personnel
Center's "Ask" site or
call the Total Force
Service Center at
800-525-0102.




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BIARMS


Airman & Family
Readiness Center
The Airman & Family Readiness Center has
a few upcoming classes and events in December
that many will find invaluable:
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 Babies/Newborn 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 Turkey Shoot
Test your skills at the Rocket Lanes Bowl-
ing Center's Turkey Shoot, going on Dec. 6 19.
You can win a turkey by bowling a strike in the
3rd, 6th and 9th frame. Games can be bowled
in open, league and Rocket Bowl. Cost is only a
$1 entry fee per game, plus the cost of the game.
Sign up at the control desk. For more informa-
tion, call 494-2958.

10-Mile Bike Time Trial
Do you enjoy riding a bicycle? Then this is
the event for you! The 10-Mile Bike Time Trial
will be held Tuesday in the Patrick AFB Gym-
nasium. Participants must sign up for one of
the following time slots: 6:15 a.m., 7:30 a.m.,
11:15 a.m., noon, 3:30 p.m., and must report
to the gym 10 minutes prior to their assigned
time. Competitors will cycle for 10 miles and the
individual with the fastest time will be the win-
ner. Sign up at the front desk. Commander's
Cup points will be awarded.
For more information and eligibility require-
ments, call 494-4947.


Winter Wonderland Mother & Son/
Father & Daughter Dance
Youth Programs will host a Winter Wonder-
land Mother & Son/Father & Daughter Dance
on Thursday from 7 9 p.m. This festive event is
open to children ages 5 12 and their parents. A
DJ will provide a wide variety of music, from Hip
Hop tunes to soothing holiday songs. There will
be prizes and contests for all to enjoy. The snack
bar will be open. Other holiday treats will also be
provided. Dress is semi-formal. Cost is only
$3 per person. Sign up is required by COB Tues-
day. For more information, call 494-4747.

"Who is the Fittest?" Competition
Here's your chance to gauge the level of fitness
within your unit in preparation for the "new"
Air Force Physical Training Program that starts
Jan 1, 2010. The event, sponsored by Gatorade,
will be held Dec. 11 at 7 a.m. at the Patrick AFB
Fitness Center and at 7:30 a.m. at the CCAFS
Fitness Center.
The unit with the highest composite fitness
score, based on aerobic fitness (1.5 mile run) and
muscular strength (push-ups and crunches), will
have "bragging rights" as the fittest unit within
their respective category Small Unit: 1 to 49
AD assigned; Medium Unit: 50 to 149 AD as-
signed; Large Unit: More than 150 AD assigned.
This is a Commander's Cup Event and sign-
ups will only be accepted by a PTL from each
unit participating. For more information and eli-
gibility requirements, call 494-4947 (Patrick) or
853-3966 (CCAFS). (No federal endorsement of
sponsor intended.)

Kid's Night Out
Youth Programs will host the next Kid's Night
Out on Dec. 11, from 6 11 p.m. for grades K-
6. This fun evening will feature games, arts &
crafts, sports/fitness, dinner and more. Cost is
only $20 for members and $25 for non-members.
Show your AF Services Card and receive a $5
discount. Sign up is required by COB, Wednes-
day. For more information, call 494-4747.

Last Minute Pro Shop Sale
The Manatee Cove Golf Course will hold a Last
Minute Pro Shop Sale Dec. 11 13. Pick a dis-
count. For more information, call 494-GOLF.


Army/Navy Game
If you are a Manatee Cove Marina member,
then come on out and cheer for your favorite
team at the viewing of the Army/Navy football
game, held this year at the Blockhouse on Dec.
12. Pre-game starts at 2 p.m., kickoff is at 2:30
p.m. The club will provide wings at halftime and
members are encouraged to bring an appetizer
to share. For more information on this marina
annual tradition, call 494-7455.

Boat Parade
The Manatee Cove Marina's Annual Boat
Parade will be held on Dec. 12. The Captains'
Meeting will be at 5 p.m. and the boats will de-
part at 5:30 p.m. The parade of brightly lit boats
will travel through the south canals to Shepard
Lake. After rounding the lake twice, the parade
will head back to the marina to join the festivi-
ties at the Wing Holiday Party. For more infor-
mation, call 494-7455.

Pajama Club Story Time
The Patrick AFB Library will hold the next
Pajama Club Story Time on Dec. 17, starting
at 6:15 pm. Don't forget to wear your PJ's! For
more information, call 494-6881.

Teen Night
Youth Programs will host the next Teen Night
on Dec. 18, from 7 11 p.m. Youth are planning
to go to Andretti's. The event is open to teens
in grades 7 12. Cost is only $25 for members
and $30 for eligible guests. A permission slip is
required. This is a teen requested activity. Sign
up is required by Dec. 16. Youth Programs re-
serves the right to cancel the activity if they do
not receive minimum participation. For more
information, call 494-4747.

Marina Membership
Holiday Social/Open House
The Manatee Cove Marina will host their
Membership Holiday Social/Open House on
Dec. 19, between 4 7 p.m. There will be a great
selection of hors d'oeuvres, holiday treats, mu-
sic and prizes (prizes will be drawn the follow-
ing day you do not need to be present to win).
Dress is nice/casual for this free "members
only" event. Family members are welcome too,
but please no guests. For more information,
call 494-7455.


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Christmas Day Meal at
Riverside Dining Facility
The Riverside Dining Facility will be open to
all active duty and retired military members and
their families for the Christmas Day holiday meal
on Friday, Dec. 25, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For
more information, call 494-4248.

Marina New Year's Eve Party
The Manatee Cove Marina has two great par-
ties members can choose from this New Year's
Eve. Both start at 7:30 p.m. Inside, for only $10
per person, get all gussied up and enjoy the nice
hors d'oeuvres and the great sounds of B&R En-
tertainment. Tickets gare on sale now and seat-
ing is limited.
For those looking for a more casual atmo-
sphere, join the party outside on the deck/Tiki
Bar. Music will be provided by Phoenix Enter-
tainment and there will be free snacks. It's open
seating on a first come basis. Party hats and
champagne will be available at midnight at both
parties. For more information, call 494-7455.


Annual Holiday Parade and
Decorations Contest


When: December 17, 2oo009 from 6 p.m. 8 p.m.
Where: Starting in North Housing and then on to Central Housing
Come out and join the Pinnacle Team, Wing Leadership, and the Base Fire &
Police as they drive through your neighborhoods*. A home in each housing
area will be selected in the Decorations Contest. Photos will be taken and
prizes presented to the winners. For further info call 777-8282.
he parade w.ll be lmted to North and Cen a nHou.sng, b..ut all houng areas are open to the deoratlsconte




Bowling Center Specials
The Rocket Lanes Bowling Center will fea-
ture 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


bowling; Glow in the Dark Holiday Break Spe-
cial all games are just $2 on Dec. 26 and Jan.
2, 7 11 p.m. For more information, call 494-
2958.

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://
ipds.randolph.af.mil. 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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