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Vol. 51 No. 49

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

December 11, 2009

d AF Successfully Launches

Satellite to Enhance

Military Communications

Holiday Party


"The WGS provides a giant leap in communications
bandwidth and technology. The launch of this satellite is
another example of the Air Force bringing important and
vital capabilities to our nation's military around the world."

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley

ivieaal ceremony


Fla. The U.S. Air
Force successfully
launched a new-
generation military
satellite from here
Saturday at 8:47 p.m.
(EST), when a Delta
IV rocket carried a
Wideband Global
WGS satellites are
designed to provide
high-capacity com-
munications to U.S.

military forces. They
will augment and
eventually replace
the Defense Satellite
System that has been
the Department of
Defense's backbone
for satellite commu-
nications over the
last two decades.
Secretary of the Air
Force Michael Donley,
who had made plans
to personally witness
the launch from the
Morrell Operations
Center at CCAFS

prior to the weather
delays, said he and
the entire nation
depend on the 45th
Space Wing and other
space associated pro-
"The WGS provides
a giant leap in com-
munications band-
width and technol-
ogy," said Secretary
Donley. "The launch
of this satellite is
another example of
the Air Force bring-
ing important and
See Launch, page 5

Photo by Pat Corkery, United Launch Alliance

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket with the Air Force's Wideband
Global SATCOM-3 (WGS-3) satellite lifts off from its Space Launch
Complex-37 launch pad at 8:47 p.m. EST Saturday. The WGS-3 mission
is the third installment of the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system.
The WGS satellites are important elements of a new high-capacity
satellite communications system providing enhanced communications
capabilities to America's troops in the field for the next decade
and beyond.

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

Year of the Air Force J
Family ,b,

Cookie drop


2 December 11, 2009 Missileer


We do more than launch rockets here

Missileer staff

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

Well, we did it again. Last
Saturday evening as the launch
window was rapidly closing, we
managed to successfully and
safely complete our 20th mis-
sion of the year when we launched
the Wideband Global SATCOM
communications spacecraft, known
as WGS-3, into a successful orbit.
Over the past year, we have
had stretches where we have
launched three vehicles in 20 days,
four in 29 days and another five in
30 days.
This is a phenomenal ops tempo
in the launch business.
But what I want to emphasize
is that we do more than launch
rockets. We launch capabilities. We
launch advantages.
We launch benefits for the warf-
ighters in the field. And we launch
missions that enhance our national
security. Sometimes lost in the

By Col. Lee Rosen
Commander, 45th Launch Group

Picture yourself as the coach
of the Patriots (minus the modi-
fied sweatshirt)'s December and
your team is teetering on the brink
of a wildcard playoff berth. You
are behind by seven points, with
2:00 minutes left on the clock, and
it's 4th and 10 on your own 38.
What do you do? Do you punt the
ball away in hopes of your defense
getting the ball back with time to
spare, or do you make your bold
move in an attempt to turn the
season around?
Reaping the rewards of suc-
cess often requires the intestinal
fortitude to make the tough deci-
sions and deal with the humilia-
tion or unwanted consequences
that may accompany them. As a




wonder of watching one of these
huge rocket launches is the payload
they are carrying.
In this latest launch, we are
providing major upgrades for the
decades-old Defense Satellite
Communication System, which will
provide data at about 10 times the
data rate that was previously avail-
In other words, one WGS satellite
provides close to the same capabil-
ity as the entire DSCS constella-
tion. What we do here is so vitally
important; please do not lose sight
of that, and take some pride in that
Speaking of doing more than

Commander's Corner

Patriots fan and a commander,
I've lived through the highs and
lows of tough calls, but one prin-
ciple rings true, "Fortune favors the
You don't have a shot to win the
game if you don't try! Have you
ever met a leader who was timid or
shy? Of course not, because lead-
ers are bold; they take calculated
risks, they stick their necks out,
they're not afraid to make the tough
decisions. We operate in a busi-
ness that demands bold leadership.
Strapping a multi-million-dollar
satellite onto a rocket and launch-
ing it into space is a bold act.
This is not accomplished by
an individual, but a team of bold
leaders dedicated to the highest

launching rockets here, I was able
to have the honor of presenting
medals and recognizing some of our
local heroes during the command-
er's call Tuesday afternoon.
It kind of hits home when you
hear what these 45th Space Wing
Airmen have done, and how they
represent the Air Force, our wing,
and more importantly each other
when placed smack dab in the
middle of harm's way.
I also found it heart-warming
to see the reaction and ovations
they received from those of you
in the theatre. It is obvious, you
too, understand the sacrifices our
Airmen make every single day and
how much you value and respect
their efforts as well.
I closed Tuesday's commander's
call by telling you how profoundly
proud and humbled I am to be your
commander. Can't think of a bet-
ter way to end this either, because
nothing could be more true. Please
be safe this holiday season, and
take care of one another.

attention to detail and prepared
to make the tough decisions. The
45th Space Wing is such a wing
of bold leaders, dedicated to the
launch and range mission. From
the medical technician updating a
launch crew member's status to the
mission assurance technician on a
hazardous operation at the launch
pad, we make calculated decisions
daily that affect each and every
launch from Cape Canaveral.
Our bold leadership was recently
tested with the Wideband Global
SATCOM mission that successfully
launched from the Cape this week-
end and marks our 20th successful
launch this year. It is imperative
that we maintain our razor focus to
ensure the advanced capability our
missions supply today's warfighters
continue to bring them the fortune
of our bold leadership.

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-
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of the U.S. military services. Contents of the
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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
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Office. All photographs are Air Force photo-
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the Friday before publication.

Fortune favors the bold!

N(WS December 11, 2009 Missileer 3

AFTAC holds 15th Annual

Pearl Harbor Memorial Ceremony

"Your legacy is not simply
being a part of the 'greatest
generation,' it is also in being
there when airpower became an L
integral part of modern warfare. : :
The lessons of how airpower
became a principal part of every" i
campaign led to the decision
to form an independent U.S. Air I
Force in 1947."

Maj. Gen. Paul A. Dettmer '/

By Master Sgt.
Patrick Murphy
AFTAC Public Affairs

The Air Force
Technical Applications
Center held its 15th
Annual Pearl Harbor
Memorial Ceremony
Dec. 7 to honor Pearl
Harbor survivors liv-
ing in the local area.
Maj. Gen. Paul A.
Dettmer, Air Force
headquarters assis-
tant deputy chief of
staff for Intelligence,
Surveillance and
Reconnaissance and
AFTAC commander
from July 2000 to
February 2001 was
the guest speaker. He
thanked the survivors
for their service and
put into perspective
how their actions
more than 60 years
ago have affected the
military today.
"When that attack
came to American

shores on Dec. 7,
1941, you responded
- and today we owe
you a deep debt of
gratitude for setting
the example of service
before self, integrity
first and excellence in
all you did well before
these became our
Air Force's officially
declared core values,"
the general said.
"Many great inno-
vations came from the
labors and the lessons
of World War II -not
the least of which is
the United States Air
Force itself. Your
legacy is not simply
being a part of the
'greatest generation,'
it is also in being
there when airpower
became an integral
part of modern war-
fare. The lessons of
how airpower became
a principal part of
every campaign led to
the decision to form

Photo by John Connell
"Many great innovations came from the labors and the lessons of World War II -not the least of
which is the United States Air Force itself," said Maj. Gen. Paul A. Dettmer, Air Force headquarters
assistant deputy chief of staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and AFTAC
commander from July 2000 to February 2001. He served as the event's guest speaker.

an independent U.S.
Air Force in 1947."
General Dettmer
explained how the
response to the Pearl
Harbor attack helped
shape U.S. airpower,
how it has played
pivotal roles around

the world and how it
"brought about the
mindset that we must
be able to project
power, without pro-
jecting vulnerability."
"We face another
challenge today a
struggle against an

adversary on a global
scale this time it's
violent Islamic extrem-
ism," he said. "It's a
struggle that won't be
won overnight, and
one that cries for sim-
ilar innovations in
airpower in meeting

it denying our adver-
saries advantage by
projecting our power
without projecting
vulnerability. Some
of that thought and
technology will likely

See Memorial, page 7

4 December 11, 2009 Missileer

Holiday party offers

something for everyone
Are you ready for our 45th Space Wing
Holiday Party Saturday from 6 10 p.m.?
Social hour begins at 5 p.m. at the Manatee
Cove Golf Course/Marina Complex.
This is an awesome event that will fea-
ture the Patrick Air Force Base Tree Lighting
Ceremony, entertainment, Marina Boat
Parade, outdoor movie theater and a chil-
dren's 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 families. A
pay as you go bar will be available and holi-
day crafts vendors will be selling handmade .- :
items. For more information contact Susan
Barnhardt at 494-7455.
Beverages: Coffee/Water will be provid-
Note: Food provided free: Turkey Legs, ed free and alcoholic beverages (Tiki Bar,
BBQ Chicken Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Corn on Marina, Golf Course lounge) are available for
the Cob & Potato Salad. purchase.


Photo by Pat Corkery, United Launch Alliance
"I am extremely proud to be a part of a team of space professionals that
launched the third Wideband Global SATCOM satellite to complete the
first phase of the WGS constellation," said Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton
Jr., 45th Space Wing commander. "I am also pleased this marked our
20th launch of the year."

Launch, from Cover
vital capabilities to
our nation's military
around the world."
A 45th Space
Wing officer said this
launch will change
the face of future
missions around the
"Saturday's launch
marks the culmina-
tion of a year and
half-long mission
campaign and the
first-ever launch of
a Delta IV with four
Solid Rocket Motors.
This was the first
launch of a WGS
satellite atop a Delta
IV and showcased
the integrated team
effort among the
launch community.
This launch delivered
the WGS-3 satellite
on orbit, and once
it's fully operational,

it will provide voice,
data, and command-
ing 10 times faster
than before." said
Capt. Eric Bogue,
5th SLS mission
lead for the WGS-3
"This particular
satellite will serve our
military members in
the European and
African regions."
"The WGS constel-
lation upgrades the
current military com-
munication satellites
and allows our troops
in the field a critical
advantage in keeping
us one step ahead of
the enemy." Bogue
This mission mark-
ed the third flight of
a Delta IV rocket this
year from CCAFS, a
record for one year. It
also was the second

launch of a WGS this
year from here.
WGS-2 launched
atop an Atlas V rocket
here April 3.
"I am extremely
proud to be a part of a
team of space profes-
sionals that launched
the third Wideband
satellite to complete
the first phase of
the WGS constella-
tion," said Brig. Gen.
Edward L. Bolton Jr.,
45th Space Wing com-
mander. "I am also
pleased this marked
our 20th launch of
the year."
First launched in
2007, WGS will be a
constellation of six
satellites that will
supply service for
military leaders to
command and control
their tactical forces.

December 11, 2009 Missileer 5

6 December 11, 2009 Missileer

Changes coming to myPay system

Early in October
2009, DFAS sent an
email notifying you of
the coming security
enhancements to the
myPay system.
We anticipate
release of these
changes by December
14, 2009. Once
implemented, you will
be required to estab-
lish a new Login ID
and a Password.
Requiring you to
establish a new cus-
tomized Login ID and
strong Password gives
you more protection

and increases the
security of your per-
sonal information.
When logging into
myPay the first time
following implementa-
tion of these security
enhancements, you
will be allowed to use
your existing Login
ID and PIN and then
will be prompted to
change your login cre-
When the secu-
rity release is imple-
mented, an email will
be sent to you with
more detailed instruc-

tions. Specific criteria
for the new Login ID
and Password have
already been posted to
the myPay Home Page
under Hot Topics.
Questions regard-
ing this myPay change
may be directed to the
Centralized Customer
Support Unit toll free
at 1-888-DFAS411
or 1-888-332-7411,
commercial (216)
522-5096, Defense
Switching Network
(DSN) 580-5096
(7 a.m. 6:30 p.m./
Eastern time).

Transfer Post-9/11 G.I. Bill

benefits easier with new

virtual application

By 1st Lt. Gina
Vaccaro McKeen
Air Force Personnel
Center Public Affairs

- A new module in
the virtual Military
Personnel Flight that
will simplify the pro-
cess of transferring
Post-9/11 G.I. Bill
benefits to dependents
is set to launch this
The new vMPF
module will check an
Airman's eligibility
and allow Airmen to
fill out, sign, and send
the required state-
ment of understand-
ing to the Automated
Records Management
System virtually.
Airmen will con-
tinue to use the

Department of
Defense Transfer
Education Benefits
Web site to complete
their application. The
vMPF module will
simplify the process
by allowing Airmen to
see if they are eligible
to apply and to com-
plete their statement
of understanding form
Airmen who have
already submitted
their applications
using the former pro-
cess do not need to
take any additional
action. The new mod-
ule applies to Airmen
who have not yet
submitted their state-
ments of understand-
Eligible Airmen
who access the vMPF
module will see an

introductory page
which provides gener-
al guidance and direc-
tion for transferring
education benefits
using the DOD TEB
site. The introduction
page links to addition-
al Post-9/11 G.I. Bill
information as well
as to the statement of
understanding page.
Ineligible Airmen
who access the mod-
ule will see one of
several notifications
explaining why the
Airman is ineligible
to transfer his or her
education benefits.
Possible notifications
are that an Airman
has not completed
the required six
years of service or
has not enlisted for a
long enough time to


NEWS December 11, 2009 Missileer 7

Pearl Harbor Memorial Ceremony
h. a ,9.3,T1- fi t f hn 1

Memorial, irum rage .3

come from the Airmen
standing before you.
I hope to challenge
them to listen to your
lessons and to bring
true innovation to the
future of the U.S. Air
The Pearl Harbor
Memorial Ceremony
also featured a heli-
copter flyover by the
920th Rescue Wing,
AFTAC members of
the Patrick Air Force
Base Honor Guard
and AFTAC troops in

ny was held under
Col. Glen Schaffer
in 1994, and other
AFTAC command-
ers have committed
to holding the cer-
emony throughout the
In her remarks,
current AFTAC
Commander Colonel
Lisa Ann Onaga
expressed her grati-
tude to the survivors
and shared some fam-
ily history tied to the
"Some of you may
know that Hawaii is

mIy oIme, my Ji pC--
ents were 7 and 8
years old on Dec.
7, 1941," she said.
"Through the eyes
of a child, my father
witnessed the attack,
and he also witnessed
the heroic response.
From my family
- thank you."
Ten Pearl Harbor
survivors, each
between 85 and 95
years old, attended
this year's ceremony
- three fewer than last

Photo by John Connell
"Some of you may know that Hawaii is my home my parents were 7 and
8 years old on Dec. 7,1941," said current AFTAC Commander, Col. Lisa
Onaga. "Through the eyes of a child, my father witnessed the attack, and
he also witnessed the heroic response. From my family thank you,"
she said.


By Chris Calkins
45th Space Wing
Public Affairs

It was Sept 18,
Senior Airman
Robert Flick, Tech.
Sgt. Richard Gibbons
and Staff Sgt. Justin
Macias, joined at the
hip as a three-mem-
ber "Battle Buddy"
team of Explosive
Ordnance Disposal
Team, were on patrol
in the Logar Province,
Riding in an EOD
Cougar, a mine-resis-
tant, ambush-pro-
tected vehicle, built
especially for them,
Airman Flick, who
was serving as the
vehicle's gunner, was
wounded in action
when the Cougar
was struck by an
Improvised Explosive
Device, in this case
a 107MM rocket. He
suffered severe inju-
ries to his right leg
and ankle, as well
as several shrapnel
wounds to both legs.
His team leader,
Sgt. Gibbons, (from
Buckley Air Force
Base) was knocked
unconscious by the
power of the blast,
and his other battle
buddy, Sgt. Macias,
the vehicle's driver,
was trying to maneu-
ver the vehicle away
from the kill zone, but
the Cougar was too
badly damaged.
With all radios

and communication
capabilities destroyed,
Sgt. Macias was
forced to use hand
and arm signals to
let other vehicles in
the convoy know to
send up medics and
request a MEDEVAC
That same day,
Airmen Flick was air-
lifted to Bagram Air
Base and a day later,
was MEDEVAC'd to
Landstuhl Regional
Medical Center,
Germany for fur-
ther evaluation and
treatment. He was
then flown to Fort
Campbell, Ky., to be
closer to his family
where he underwent
a couple months of
follow-up care and
physical therapy.
Sgt. Gibbons spent
a couple weeks in
Bagram and he, too,
was eventually sent
Tuesday afternoon
in the Base Theatre,
Airmen Flick and Sgt.
Macias, along with
Master Sgt. John
Lawson, 45th SW
EOD Flight Chief,
and Tech. Sgt. John
Smith, 45th Civil
Engineer Squadron,
all received med-
als from Brig. Gen.
Edward L. Bolton,
Jr., commander, 45th
Space Wing.
Airman Flick was
awarded the Purple
Heart, Sgt. Macias,
a Joint-Service

-- .* .. -
Courtesy Photo
Left to right: Senior Airman Robert Flick, Tech. Sgt. Richard Gibbons, and Staff Sgt Justin Macias
stand before the vehicle that was hit and destroyed during an attack while the three EOD "Battle
Buddies" were serving in Afghanisitan. Airman Flick received a Purple Heart Tuesday from injuries
suffered during the explosion, Sgt. Macias received a Joint Service Commendation Medal.

"None of us consider us any kind of
hero; I saw what had to be done and did
it. That's all. They would have done the
exact same thing if I had been the one

Staff Sgt. Justin Macias

Medal, Sgt. Lawson,
the Bronze Star, a
Defense Meritorious
Service Medal and
the Air Force Combat
Action Medal and
Sgt. Smith, the Army
Commendation Medal.
"I am proud and
honored to be your

commander," said the
commanding general,
while hundreds in
attendance gave them
a long and loud
- standing ovation.
Sgt. Macias, who
took care of both
Airmen when they
were hurt, said it was

quite a shock at first,
but that didn't last
"I was shook up for
maybe a second or
two, but the Air Force
spends a lot of time
and money on get-
ting us trained and
prepared for things
like this," said Sgt.
Macias, who trained
for two months prior
to their EOD team
being assigned to
serve with Army
troops from the 10th
Mountain Division
(Fort Drum, NY).

"None of us
consider us any kind
of hero; I saw what
had to be done and
did it. That's all. They
would have done the
exact same thing if I
had been the one hit,"
he said.
Master Sgt. John
Lawson, 45th EOD
Flight Chief, agreed
with Sgt. Macias'
"Each team mem-
ber takes on the other
roles within the MRAP
and on the ground
to support the Team



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At right, Airman Flick's wife, Leslie, and their 15-month-old daughter,
Tori, had front row seats to her husband's Purple Heart Award
Ceremony. "I guess I've learned to deal with the stress of deployments
and the Air Force offers plenty of avenues of help if
and when we need it," she said.

December 11, 2009 Missileer 9

Leader. Every person
on the team brings
something to the fight
and has critical infor-
mation to keep the
mission on track," he
Airman Flick's
wife, Leslie, and
their 15-month-
old daughter, Tori,
had front row seats
to her husband's

Purple Heart Award
"I guess I've
learned to deal with
the stress of deploy-
ments and the Air
Force offers plenty of
avenues of help if and
when we need it," she
And what does
she think of her
husband's career

choice of putting
himself in harm's way
in order to help oth-
"It just comes with
the job," she said.
"They (EOD) are a
tight group and you
just have to deal with
things and hope for
the best. I'm proud of
all of them"

Photo by Chris Calkins

Also recognized by Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton. Jr., commander.
45th Space Wing. during Tuesday's Commander's Call were
Tech. Sgt. John Smith. 45th Civil Engineer Squadron, shown
here, at right, in theater, who earned the Army Commendation
Medal, and Master Sgt. John Lawson. 45th CES. pictured above.
who earned the Bronze Star. a Defense Meritorious Service Medal
and the Air Force Combat Action Medal.

10 December 11, 2009 Missileer

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6 p.m.
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Wing comes through

with cookie quest

Master Sgt. Marvin Dreyer, SFS 1st Sgt.,
Staff Sgt. Brandi Durant, MDG, Senior Master Sgt.
Joe Powell, CES 1st Sgt. and Master Sgt. John
Fenwick, Additional Duty 1st Sgt., MDG, show off
just some of the cookies baked by members of
the 45th Space Wing community during the
annual "Cookie Drop." The event is designed to
give a taste of "homemade cooking" to single
Airmen. Hoping for 90 dozen cookies to take care
of everyone, the wing came through in a big, big
way dropping off more than 600 dozen cookies
and other treats. "It was amazing to see the num-
ber of people in the Patrick community who came
out to support the Annual Cookie Drop," said
Mrs. Betty Malcom, wife of Command Chief Larry
Malcom. "With more than 600 dozen home baked
goodies to distribute, our Airmen will be smiling
when they get back to their dorm rooms tonight.
Thank you to all who made this year's Cookie
Drop such a success. This couldn't have been
done without all of the volunteers."

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Airman & Family
Readiness Center
The Airman & Family Readiness Center has
a few upcoming classes and events in December
that many will find invaluable:
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 Bowling
Center's Turkey Shoot, going on through Dec.
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
information, call 494-2958.

Last Minute Pro Shop Sale
The Manatee Cove Golf Course will hold a Last
Minute Pro Shop Sale through Dec. 13. Pick a
discount. 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 tomor-
row. 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 Pa-
rade will be held tomorrow. The Captains' Meet-
ing will be at 5 p.m. and the boats will depart
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 re-
quired. This is a teen requested activity. Sign up
is required by Dec. 16. Youth Programs reserves
the right to cancel the activity if they do not re-
ceive minimum participation. For more
information, call 494-4747.

Marina Membership
Holiday Social/Open House
The Manatee Cove Marina will host their Mem-
bership Holiday Social/Open House on Dec. 19,
between 4 7 p.m. There will be a great selec-
tion of hors d'oeuvres, holiday treats, music and
prizes (prizes will be drawn the following 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.

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 are 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.

Bowling Center Specials
The Rocket Lanes Bowling Center will fea-
ture the following specials in December: Fam-
ily 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 dur-
ing open bowling; Glow in the Dark Holiday
Break Special all games are just $2 on Dec.
26 and Jan. 2, 7 11 p.m. For more informa-
tion, 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 productiv-
ity 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
Program, call B.L. Allison at 494-0803.

Auto Hobby Shop
December Special
For just the cost of a stall fee, the Auto
Hobby Shop will perform a safety check on your
vehicle during the month of December. Check
includes tires, lights, wipers, brakes, and flu-
ids. For more information, call 494-2537.

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

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Torch Club
Youth Programs' Torch Club meets every
Monday from 4 5 p.m. This leadership group
is exclusively for youth ages 11 13 and affords
youth an excellent opportunity to make a dif-
ference within Youth Programs and the commu-
nity. For more information, call 494-4747.

Extramural Bowling
Extramural Bowling begins Jan. 12. League
games will be played on Tuesday evenings at
5:30 p.m. Cost is only $8 and covers the cost
of three games and shoe rental. Interested par-
ticipants should get their four-person teams to-
gether and call Chuck Cihal at the Rocket Lanes
Bowling Center at 494-2958.

Framing Classes
The Arts & Crafts Center will hold the next
framing classes on Jan. 9 and 30, from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Cost is only $25 plus materials. Sign
up required a minimum of 10 days prior to class
date. For more information and to sign up, call

New Year's Day
Classic Golf Tournament
The Manatee Cove Golf Course is hosting
a New Year's Day Classic Golf Tournament.
Shotgun start is at 8 a.m. This two-person
team event has three separate formats of six
holes each (best ball, scramble, alternate shot).
Players receive 40 percent of the team handi-
cap. Cost is only $35 for annual pass holders,
$40 for annual fee card holders and $54 for all
others. Players receive a $5 discount by sign-
ing up before Dec. 25. A breakfast buffet is
included for all tournament participants. For
details, call 494-GOLF.
New Year's Day Breakfast Buffet
The Manatee Cove Golf Course is hosting
a breakfast buffet on New Year's Day from
6:30 10:30 a.m. Cost is $6.95 per person.
The regular breakfast menu will not be
offered during this *
special. Normal lunch -* *
menu begins at c
10:30 a.m. Call 494-GOLF. %.t A,

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Intramural Softball
Intramural Softball begins in January.
League games will be played on Monday, Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday evenings starting
a 5:30 p.m. at Schobel Field in Pelican Coast.
There is a player's pool for units that cannot
field a team. Those interested should call Chez
Sanchez, Patrick AFB Fitness Center Sports
Manager, at 494-3187.

Sports Banquet
Coming in January is the 2010 Patrick AFB &
Cape Canaveral AFS Sports Banquet. The event
will be held (time and date to be announced) at
The Tides. The 2009 Intramural Champions,
Base Athlete of the Year, and the winners of
the Commander's Cup will be recognized. For
more information, contact Chez Sanchez, Pat-
rick AFB Fitness Center Sports Manager, at

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