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

December 18, 2009

A Visit

With Santa
More than 140 children received a special
present and were greeted by Santa
during the "Visit With Santa" event hosted by
the Space Coast Chief Chief's Group Dec. 13.
For more than two decades, the Chief's group
-- has been strongly supported by
American Legion Post 359 in Titusville.
Here, Ayden, 2, on Santa's lap, and Aniya, 9,
children of Tech. Sgt. Aaron M. Dudley,
DET2/JSTARS, are all smiles as they pose
with Santa and his helper, Staff Sgt. Kelly
Photo by Tech. Sgt. Chad Taguba

Better to give

than receive
Several members of the Civil Engineer
Squadron selflessly gave back to the
community recently when they took
part in a "Habitat for Humanity"
project and put a new roof on a
house in Palm Bay. "The military is
a good neighbor and contributes in
many ways to the community,"
said Lt. Col. Brian Weidmann,
commander, 45th CES.

Courtesy Photo

Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr. wishes
all of you a very happy and safe holiday
season. See you next year.

Year of the Air Force J
Family 4, ,

Vol. 51 No. 50

2 December 18, 2009 Missileer


Happy Holidays; Take care of one another

Missileer staff

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

Let me begin by offering our most
sincere condolences to the family
who is suffering from the loss of their
2-year-old son to a drowning acci-
dent. They have our unconditional
support in these trying times and
they are in our prayers.
It is hard to believe we are ending
the busiest launch year in recent
memory and I am finishing my sec-
ond holiday season as your wing
I know we all say it "where did
the time go?" but it really is the
Over the past 12 months, we have
done 20 successful launches, and
prepared for and passed with flying
colors both an Operational Readiness
and Unit Compliance Inspection.
In addition, we raised more than
$200,000 in support of the Combined
Federal Campaign, an all-time high
here at the wing, and captured sev-
eral Air Force Space Command-level

By Lt. Col. Tom Rock
Commander, 45th Range
Management Squadron

As thoughts of sugar plums dance
in our heads and the clock winds
towards midnight, we can't help but
think about New Year's resolutions.
If you are like me, the idea of adding
new equipment, making adjustments
to my daily routine, and prepping for
change is exciting ... for the first six
minutes. Then, the hard work really
The hard work is making the reso-
lution a reality versus a desire. Until
you truly "own" this resolution, the
first bit of adversity will derail you.
The same is true for your endeavors
in the 45th Space Wing.
What does "owning" a mission
really mean? It means embracing the




awards, and all the while deploying
in harm's way more than 180 of our
finest Airmen this past year.
Sometimes lost in "the numbers"
are the day-to-day things we do that
improve the quality of life for our
Airmen, our civilian and contracting
work force and the many military
retirees in the community who so
deserve our support and apprecia-
Many of you will be winding down
and taking some well-deserved time
off in the near future. I want super-
visors to ensure their folks get that
time off.
That being said, there are some
Airmen who may not have the lux-
ury of going home or spending the

Commander's Corner

mission and doing everything pos-
sible to make it succeed. While doing
only what you are told is not neces-
sarily wrong, you are on the edge of
malicious obedience.
Malicious obedience is setting up
your boss to fail by doing exactly as
they say even though you know that
their actions are incorrect or not
For those who own their mis-
sions, each day is an opportunity to
improve some facet of the job. It may
be as simple as learning a nuance
within a technical order or as in-
depth as changing the relationship
your shop has with its biggest orga-
nizational "enemy". It also means
looking outside the traditional ways

holiday season with lots of family and
Reach out to them; invite them
into your homes and include them in
your holiday plans.
In this, the "Year of the Air Force
Family," we will make sure we con-
tinue to embrace everyone who might
need a little pick-me-up at this time
of year.
Also, remember that one-third of
all Air Force fatalities happen over
long holiday weekends.
Every year, families are torn apart,
communities are crushed and dreams
shattered by one irresponsible act
that could possibly have been avoid-
ed. Do not overextend yourself and
try to do too much driving. Take your
time. Plan your stops.
And make sure you never ever
get behind the wheel of a vehicle if
you have been drinking.
When I took command almost 14
months ago I remember saying "More
than anything, I am one of you." And
that is what I am most proud of.
Happy holidays and please be safe.
See you next year.

of doing business. What are the lat-
est Community of Practice thoughts
or benchmarks for doing your job?
How do other units do the job? What
about comparable functions in the
civilian sector? While this seems like
"extra work", this is what separates
mediocrity and excellence.
When you take a hard look at the
resolutions/endeavors you've been
successful with, the key component
will be the sacrifices you made to
achieve the goal. My Dad once told
me about goals, "you have to want it
so bad it hurts, 'cause it will."
As for me, welcoming a new baby
into the family is my top resolution.
Miss Becky has challenged me to be
the quickest diaper changer possible.
It provides opportunities for continu-
ous improvement and the ability to
make a daily change!

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-
graphs unless otherwise indicated.

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the Friday before publication.

We like to call it 'owning the mission'

N(WS December 18, 2009 Missileer 3



Brig. Gen. Edward L.
Bolton, Jr., commander,
45th Space Wing,
gives Maj. Gen. Michael
Basla, vice command-
er, Air Force Space
Command, a tour of the
Control Room inside the
Morrell Operations Center.
Prior to coming to Air
Force Space Command,
Maj. Gen. Basla served
as the Vice Director,
Command, Control,
Communications and
Computer Systems
(VJ6), Joint Staff, at the

Photos by Jennifer Macklin
Maj. Gen. Basla
is greeted by
2nd Lt. Elizabeth
BuPane, 5th Space
Launch Squadron,
outside the ULA's
Delta IV Horizontal
Integration Facility
as he makes his
first visit
Dec. 10 to the
45th Space Wing
since becoming the
vice last August.
In the center is
Maj. Adrian Galang,
Delta IV Flight
5th SLS I DED. At
far left is Lt. Col.
David Hook,
5th Space Launch

4 December 18, 2009 Missileer


Name, Rank, unit, and duty title:
Staff Sgt. Brandi N. Whiting,
45th Medical Support Squadron,
Medical Evaluations Clerk and
45th Medical Group Executive Assistant
How long have you been at this duty
4 years 11 months and 24 days
What is your hometown (city, state)?
New Orleans, La
What's your favorite motto?
A positive attitude creates a positive outcome which
makes way for excellent results.
What inspired you to go beyond the call of duty?
I love my job and I enjoy working with people. I believe
that it is our duty as Airmen to seek out new
opportunities that will help our mission and people
succeed. As leaders/Airmen there is no greater reward
than serving our country and making our core values
the glue that holds this nation together.
Why do you serve in the Air Force?
I serve to make an impact and make a difference.

Every day in some form we are shaping the way the
nation views the Air Force and the people who serve it.
Through my actions I am making a difference not only
for myself, but for those young Airmen who will one day
follow my footsteps and lead others. It is a continuous
cycle of "Excellence In All We Do."
Reason for nomination:
Staff Sgt. Whiting exemplifies the epitome of the three
Air Force core values. Her selfless dedication to the
mission and the people, to include our medical custom-
ers is beyond reproach. She excels in her duties and
consistently shows a positive attitude regardless of how
arduous the task may be. In addition, there is never a
time that she states she cannot do a task, but instead
she researches to find ways to complete them and in
the process creates a better means to accomplish them
while increasing timeliness and accuracy.

Maj. Marizza A. Moreno-Benton,
45th Medical Support Squadron,
TRICARE Operations and Patient Administration
Flight Commander

December 18, 2009 Missileer 5

Promotion to E-8 to

require resident SNCOA

By Daniel Elkins
Air Force
Personnel Center
Public Affairs Office

Completion of the resi-
dent Air Force Senior
Officer Academy or a
sister service equiva-
lent becomes a
requirement for pro-
motion to senior mas-
ter sergeant effective
Jan. 1, Air Force offi-
cials announced as
part of a recent policy
The change in the
professional military
education require-
ment will supersede
the current policy that
requires Air Force
SNCOA completion
for promotion to chief
master sergeant.
'The goal is to pro-
vide enlisted PME
at correctly targeted
career points," Chief
Master Sergeant of the
Air Force James A.
Roy said. "By provid-
ing PME earlier and
more evenly spaced
over an enlisted
Airman's career, we
ensure enlisted lead-
ers have the tools they
need to be successful
sooner and at more
relevant periods of
their career."
The idea for the
policy change origi-
nated from the 2008
Enlisted Professional
Military Education

Triennial Review that
examined enlisted PME
attendance across an
Airman's career. A pro-
posal from the review
called for earlier atten-
dance to produce more
capable NCOs.
Airmen selected for
promotion to senior
master sergeant but
unable to attend or
complete resident
SNCOA before their
line number increment
will require a promo-
tion waiver for PME
attendance. The Air
Force Personnel Center
Enlisted Promotion
and Military Testing
Branch will provide a
list of E-8 selects to
base military person-
nel sections so they
can notify command-
ers that a waiver may
be necessary.
Airmen with
approved waivers must
attend the SNCOA
within 179 days of
their effective promo-
tion date. Those with
approved waivers who
are unable to attend
due to deployment
must complete their
PME within 90 days of
their return.
Chief Long clarified
that master sergeants
who are time-in-
grade eligible are still
required to complete
the SNCOA either by
correspondence or in
residence to be eli-
gible for senior rater
Master sergeants

The new rules state
that Master Sgts., like
Master Sgt. Christine
Johnson, Wing Staff,
will need additional
schooling before
earning that next

without a line num-
ber for promotion will
continue to have the
opportunity to attend
the academy in resi-
dence using existing
selection criteria.
'This change in
policy supports a key
goal by Air Force lead-
ership to develop our
Airmen," said Chief
Long. "Better prepar-
ing our senior NCOs
in these challenging
times underscores the
importance of properly
caring for the primary
weapon in the Air
Force arsenal our

6 December 18, 2009 Missileer

December 18, 2009 Missileer 7

Chanukah, the Celebration of Religious Freedom

By Barry Chefer
Jewish Lay Leader
45th SW Chapel

Chanukah is a
Jewish holiday that
celebrates the victory
of religious freedom
over tyranny. In 164
B.C.E. a militarily
small but spiritually
strong band of Jews
defeated the vastly
Assyrian forces who
tried to prevent the
Jews in Israel from
practicing Judaism
and worshipping
In fact, the Jewish
religion had been pro-
scribed under threat
of death and Jews
were compelled to
engage in pagan wor-
ship. The three-year
battle was led by the
83 year- old Jewish
Priest Mattathias and
his son Judah.
Chanukah lasts
eight days and started
this year on the eve of
Dec 4.
The festival is
marked by the kin-
dling of lights in a
Chanukah Menorah
each night starting
with the eve of the
first day, just after
Increasing number
of lights are lit each
night, beginning with
one the first night,
and culminating with
all eight lights on
the last night. This
reflects the belief
that in matters of
holiness, we move

forward- increasing
our commitment to
Jewish values and tra-
Traditionally, either
special candles or
olive oil with wicks
are kindled. Special
prayers are recited;
then the lights are
The Menorah repre-
sents the eternal light
of spiritual freedom.
In the days of the
Chanukah miracle,
a large Menorah was
kindled daily at the
Temple in Jerusalem.
Its light was con-
sidered to be the
source of all spiritual
light. According to
Jewish law, it could
be kindled using only
specially made Kosher
Upon conquer-
ing Jerusalem,
the Syrian/Greeks
entered the Temple,
desecrated and extin-
guished the lights
of the Menorah, and

contaminated all of
the oil.
When the Jews
recaptured the
Temple, their first
desire was to rekin-
dle the Menorah, to
bring forth the light
of freedom, spiritual-
ity and G-dliness. But
they knew that all the
proper oil to be used
had been ruined and
it would take eight
days to process new
One vial of Kosher
oil was found, but
only enough for one
day. Immediately the
Jews rekindled the

Menorah, though
distraught that the
lights would again
darken after only one
Miraculously, the
lights lasted for eight
days until new oil
could be made. The
lights continued to
burn as a shining
symbol of the mira-
cles that can occur
through faith and
positive action.
Each year, for the
past 2100 years, this
miraculous continua-
tion of the lights has
been celebrated dur-
ing the eight days
of Chanukah with
the lighting of the
Chanukah Menorah.
Its light represents the
triumph of freedom
over oppression, of
spirit over matter, of
light over darkness.
Editor's note:
Many readers have
asked why the name
of G-d is not spelled
out completely in this

"Chanukah represents past glories
and miracles. But it also represents
current opportunities and the ability
of the Jewish people to renew itself
against all odds."

Rabbi Beryl Wein

article. To Jews, the a letter in G-d's name
written (and spoken) to show respect. In
name of G-d is Holy. other printed mate-
Since newspapers are rial that is not usually
usually discarded, the disposable, such as
sages adopted the books, G-d's name
practice of leaving out may be spelled out.

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'Get up, get out and get fit'

By Chris Calkins
45th Space Wing
Public Affairs

Command Chief
Larry Malcom doesn't
pull any punches
when he talks about
the new PT standards
the Air Force will offi-
cially put into action
July 10, 2010, giving
Airmen a six-month
reprieve before the
new rules take place.
"The delay in the
implementation of the
new AF standards
only solidifies the con-
cern for our Airmen
that the new require-
ments will be tough.
Our Airmen need to
'be ready' in January
to have their fitness at
an all new level," he
said. "It's time for a
New Year's resolution
and fitness needs to
be a part of it."
Airmen will test
twice in Calendar
Year 2010 and bi-
annual testing starts
next month. Airmen
will continue to test
under current fitness
until July, and their
scores on the current
fitness test will count
and EPRs/OPRs will
be annotated accord-
ingly until then he
Malcom also said
he thinks the delay
will be a positive thing
in the long run.
"This approach will
enable us to get into


the new fitness battle
rhythm now, while
allowing Airmen the
opportunity to see
how they'll fare under
the new standard," he
"And just as
importantly, it affords
commanders adequate
time to establish an
installation Fitness
Assessment Cell,
and it demonstrates
our commitment to
improve Airmen fit-
ness while holding
Airmen account-
able for their scores
throughout the
transition process,"
he said.
For those needing
help in meeting the
new standards, help
can be found simply
by stopping by the
Fitness Center and
Health and Wellness
"The Fitness Center
offers a wide variety of
group exercise class-
es, state of the art fit-
ness equipment, and
highly certified staff
to assist members in
improving their fitness
levels," said Randall
Hubbard, HAWC exer-
cise physiologist.
"And the Health
and Wellness Center
provides classes and
services to improve
members fitness and
health including:
nutritional counsel-
ing, tobacco cessa-
tion, exercise pro-
gram design, body fat

The new standards
have differently valued
waist measurements
and 15 seconds, rath-
er than 30, separating
run scores.
Passing the test will
require a composite
score of 75 while also
meeting a minimum
level for each compo-
nent. The new physi-
cal fitness test will
place Airmen in one
of five age groups:
less than 30, 30-39,

40-49, 50-59 and
60-plus. Results will
fall into one of three
categories: 90 and
above, excellent; 75-
90, satisfactory; and
under 75, unsatisfac-
Chief Malcom
said while this is an
"all in" effort by the
entire Air Force team,
it is the individual
Airman who is most
responsible for getting
themselves prepared
for the changes that

are coming.
"You may have six
months before the
new Air Force fitness
standards count, but
instead of just sit-
ting on the sofa and
watching all the
holiday football
games, get up, get
out and get fit," he
"And push-ups -
away from the dinner
table can be a good
idea too. Give yourself
the gift of fitness."


rnoro Iy unrns ualKins
The new PT rules apply to all Airmen, both active and reserve. Master Sgt. Sheri Harrison, Base
IMA Administrator, leads by example for IMA's assigned to the 45th Space Wing. All reservists will
test twice per year to ensure they meet AF wide READINESS standards. Command Chief Larry
Malcom said the individual Airman is most responsible for getting themselves prepared for the
changes that are coming. "Give yourself the gift of fitness," he said.

measurements, and
gait analysis to deter-
mine proper running/
walking shoes," he
Under the new
standards, the aero-
bic run will count for
60 percent of the test.
Body composition will
count for 20 percent.
Under the current
standard, they count
for 50 and 30 per-
cent, respectively. The
sit-up and push-ups
remain at 10 percent

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December 18, 2009 Missileer 9

Pool safety at home

Residential pools
are inherently haz-
ardous to children if
unsupervised and the
pool is not adequately
protected to prevent
inadvertent entry.
Nationally, 4,000
children drown in
swimming pools and
another 12,000 suf-
fer from some form
of permanent brain
damage. Sadly, 77
percent of the chil-
dren were missing for
five minutes or less.
Protect your children
by taking the follow-
ing actions:
First and fore-
most Never leave a
child unattended and

Teach your child
how to swim.
Pool fences must be
installed (minimum 4'
high) and have entry
gates that open out-
ward away from the
pool and be self clos-
ing/w a self latching
locking device.
The gate release
mechanism must be
located on the pool
side where it can't be
reached by a child.
If pool barriers
(child fences entirely
surrounding pool)
are not installed,
the dwelling win-
dows and doors that
access the pool must


be equipped with
electronic alarms.
Gates and
Electronic Alarms-
inspect routinely and
repair immediately.
If unsure about your
pool meeting safety
requirements, contact
a local licensed pool

10 December 18, 2009 Missileer

Events Calendar


Sunday Brunch
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
The Tides
Football Frenzy
The Tides
Family Day
1 6 p.m.
Bowling Center

SLIndjv Brunch
I0 i 111 i 1 I. p 111
The Tidtes
Footl:aill Frenz/\

The Tid-e
Famil\ Da\
1 . p inl
Bov.-lin4 C(-entel-r

SLInIdj\ BIIrunch
1 1 in to 1 -, ) p in
Thi Tidtrs

Football Frenzy
The Tides


Boater Sal"tI\
Train n
9:30 1 1 in
Outdoor Re-: I'-jlion

Story TIIIe
10 a.m

Bojter Sale tv

(-iltd o--i" R@ r i:' ojli-i

10 a iII
SToi Tiiar


F'I-r S jra i tliO I1
Prir. Ii ati

Boater Safety
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation


(Oit ol School Holihda\
Bolv.'lhn, Special

(Oit oI Shool
Holida\ Bo\,.'llin,

RLinnin Ince-ntlI\-

7 :. I .I I a In
Airman Fiiinal: lJ
Mgt Class
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lunch, Learn & Move
noon to 12:45 p.m.


Holititdal Lun: helon
I I a m p 111
The Tides

Out oIOf ii 11hol
Holiday\ BoV.-In,
sj)_ f i ,- I J

(oit ol Shool
Holidcial Bov.In,
Spec ial

Colle-e- 101 BnElinlq

Ed LIi dll *1 (- n I- I"r
Credit Reports C lass
II I I to I' :.I: p in

4 -.': 7 -.':i p ii
Sharlk Hut

V 'U U



O-iut of School
Holida\ Bo\\ Ins II
Speci I

Ne\ Yea'ir Eve Parl\
7 -1,0 p il
NMlina E\ ent

El\ Is Tril:>Lut
Thnnr Tidesv.
S- p in
Thi Tides

I 5

Teen Ni.lht
7- 11 p 111
Youth Froirans-

Surf Fishlng C lassi
5 9 p m1
Outdoor Re: I'-tlion

Chrlstmla. Da\v
IFederal Holida\ I

JAN. 1
Happ\ Ne\\ Year'
IFedlrial HohlidiIa\ I

Breakfast BulIlet
6 :0 11 .0 a in
G;ol CoLurse

Ne\'. Year Da\

a a in
Colf Co-Lii'e-

. I .i l i i .I \\I', i

Fitness Center
Applying for Air Force
Jobs Class
9 11 a.m.
Stew-a-Brew 101
Beer Tasting
4:30 9 p.m.
The Tides

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

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

Membership Holiday
Social/Open House
4 7 p.m.

Glow in the Dark
Holiday Break
Bowling Special
7- 11 p.m.

S'2 Game Spec:al
S- ll p in
Bov. liln4 (C-enter

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December 18, 2009 Missileer 11

Design the GOES-P patch!

ARTISTS. Do you have
what it takes to design
a genuine 5th Space
Launch Squadron
Mission Patch? This
is the emblem that
represents months of
dedication and hard
work that culminates
in the liftoff and
placement of a true
national treasure.
This mission is
a next generation
weather satellite
called "Geostationary
Operational Environ-
mental Satellite P" or
All patch submis-
sions must include:

* The name of the
mission (GOES-P)
* The words (USAF,
* 2 lightning bolts & a

* 1 Delta IV Rocket
All submissions
must be in good taste
and become property

of the 5 SLS. A win-
ner will be chosen by
the 5 SLS and their
design immortalized
The winner will
receive a copy of their
winning patch and
possibly a close up
view of the launch
(due to operational
concerns, launch
viewing cannot be
Send all submis-
sions or questions to
scott.nakatani@pat- by Friday,
January 8, 2010.
IstLt. Scott Nakatani,


12 December 18, 2009 Missileer


Family Services Needs Volunteers
Did you know that as a Family Services vol-
unteer you can get 20 hours of free child care?
Family Services is composed of Airman's At-
tic, Loan Locker, PCS Loan Locker and Coupon
Corner. Family Services assists DoD personnel
with loan items on a temporary need basis such
as; kitchen wares, futons, high chairs, car seats,
portable cribs, playpens, strollers, etc.
Family Services is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday through Friday. If you are looking to
add to your resume experience in human re-
sources, information/referral or office manage-
ment, consider volunteering for this proud and
historic agency that has been taking care of its
own since 1956.
Have a high school teenager looking to fulfill
their community work requirement? Give us a
call. Minimum age is 15. For additional informa-
tion you may contact Mr. Noto at 494-5675/6.

Tax Volunteer Training Coming
The VITA (Volunteers In Tax Assistance) pro-
gram for the 2009 Tax Year will be offered to the
PAFB Community beginning in February 2010
and run through April 15, 2010. The VITA pro-
gram offers federal tax return electronic filing
service free of charge to all Active Duty, National
Guard, Reserve and Retired military personnel,
and civilian personnel in the PAFB community.
The VITA Program is sponsored by the PAFB
Legal Office and is offered in conjunction with
the IRS. The VITA program is administered and
staffed by volunteers.
Volunteer positions include Tax Counselors
for tax return preparation and Client Facilita-
tors. A volunteer working in the Tax Counselor
position will be required to attend and complete
the training program, successfully complete the
IRS certification exam and agree to the IRS Stan-
dards of Conduct. The Counselor training will
be provided locally during the month of January
2010. The Client Facilitator position performs
the scheduling of appointments, answers the
telephone and greets the clients.
A half-day training session will be provided
for the Client Facilitator position in January
2010. Client Facilitators must agree to the IRS
Standards of Conduct.
To volunteer for the VITA Program or to ob-
tain additional information, please contact Don
Winterich at 321-427-0472.

Marina Membership
Holiday Social/Open House
The Manatee Cove Marina will host their Mem-
bership Holiday Social/Open House Saturday
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: 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-
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 participants
should get their four-person teams together 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 details and to sign up, call

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.

Airman and Family Readiness
Center Classes and Events
The Airman and Family Readiness Center
has a number of upcoming classes and events
that many will find invaluable: Pre-Separation
Briefing, Jan. 4, from 9 10:30 a.m.; Funda-
mentals of Resumes Class, Jan 4., from 1 3
p.m.; Airman Financial Management Class,
Jan. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Families in
the Know Class, Jan. 5, from 6:30 7:30 p.m.;
Credit Reports Class, Jan. 6, from 11 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m.; Applying for AF Jobs Class,
Jan. 8, from 9 11 a.m.; Story Time for Kids
of Deployed, Jan. 11, from 10 10:30 a.m.;
WIC, Jan. 13, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Time
Management Class, Jan. 13, from 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m.; Thrift Savings Plan Class, Jan.
13, from 5 6:30 p.m.; Smooth Move Class,
Jan. 14, from 9 11 a.m.; Bundles for Babies/
Newborn Care Class, Jan. 14, from 5:30 7:30
p.m.; Newcomer's Orientation Briefing, Jan.
19, from 7:30 to noon; Sponsorship Train-
ing, Jan. 20, from 9 10 a.m.; Elder Care
Class, Jan. 20, from noon to 1 p.m.; Spouse
Orientation, Jan. 20, from 1 3 p.m.; SBP,
Jan. 21, from 9 10:30 a.m.; Career Change
Class, Jan. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.;
Holland Assessment, Jan. 22, from 9 10:30
a.m.; 2 to Go, Jan. 26, from 9 1 a.m.; Fami-
lies of Deployed Dinner, Jan. 26, from 6 7
p.m.; WIC, Jan. 27, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.;
and a Red Cross CPR/First Aid Class, Jan.
30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For details, call 494-

Year of the Air Force
Family Competitions
In support of the Year of the Air Force Family,
airmen and eligible patrons of Air Force MWR
programs can compete in a short story, video
short, original song, and photography compe-
tition. One winner in each category (youth and
adult) will be selected to win an Apple Mac Book
laptop and Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Pre-
mium software valued at about $2,000. Contest
details are available at:

Lunch, Learn and Move
The Health and Wellness Center (HAWC) is
hosting a "Lunch, Learn & Move" on Jan. 5,
12, 19 and 26, from noon to 12:45 p.m. The
program is designed to assist individuals in
achieving goals of improved health, fitness,
and weight loss. Each week covers a different
health and fitness topic, like healthy eating,
stress management, etc. Thirty minutes of each
class is in the classroom. The final 15 minutes
is spent performing a light fitness activity. For
more information and to sign up for a class, call
the Patrick AFB Fitness Center at 494-4947.

Running Incentive Program
The Health & Wellness Center (HAWC) starts
their Running Incentive Program on Jan. 5,

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
handicap. Cost is only $35 for annual pass
holders, $40 for annual fee card holders and
$54 for all others. Players receive a $5 dis-
count by signing up before Dec. 25. A break-
fast 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 10:30 a.m. Call 494-GOLF.

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from 7:30 8:30 a.m. The program helps mili-
tary members improve their fitness and 1.5
miles run times. Participants meet at the HAWC
and WarFit track on a monthly basis to discuss
training methods, progress and to re-establish
goals. Register at the front desk of the Patrick
AFB or CCAFS Fitness Center. For more infor-
mation, call 494-4947 (Patrick) or 853-3966

Kid's Night Out
Youth Programs is hosting the next Kid's Night
Out on Jan. 8, from 6 11 p.m. It's "Story Book
Night" and children in K-6th grade are encour-
aged to bring their favorite book to share. This
is a very fun event for all attendees with games,
arts and crafts, sports/fitness, dinner and more.
Cost is only $20 for members and $25 for non-
members. Show your AF Services Card and re-
ceive a $5 discount. Sign up by COB Wed, Jan.
6. For details, call 494-4747.

Monthly Run/Walk
The Patrick AFB Fitness Center is holding
the monthly run/walk on Jan. 8, starting at
7 am. The CCAFS Fitness Center is holding
their run/walk at 7:30 am. Commander's Cup
Points will be awarded. Participants register the
day of the event. For more information, call 494-
4947 (Patrick) or 853-3966 (CCAFS).

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