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"In the interest of personnel at the Air Force Missile Test Center, Patrick Air Force Base."
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Description based on: Vol. 3, no. 24 (July 15, 1952).

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


Welcome home!


Photo by Tech Sgt Paul Flipse
Melissa Cole greets her husband, Staff Sgt. Kyle Cole, an Air
Force Reserve member with the 920th Rescue Wing here, after
returning from a deployment to Afghanistan Tuesday. Sergeant
Cole was part of a group of roughly 50 helicopter pilots, crew
and maintenance specialists from the wing who deployed in
August on the second leg of a 14-month Joint Expeditionary
Tasking mission to support the U.S. Army medical evacuation
operation in Afghanistan.


Pnoto by Uapt catnleen Snow
Reserve Maj. Michael Stuker greets his daughter Madison
and wife Jennifer after returning.


Academy seeks enlisted applicants


U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo.
(AFNS) -Young, hard-charging Airmen
are sought for entry into the U.S. Air
Force Academy and the Air Force
Academy Preparatory School with the
end goal of earning a commission, but
must apply by Jan. 31.
The Academy sets aside up to 85
slots for active-duty Airmen and up to
85 more slots for Guard and Reserve
members in each cadet class for young,


hard-charging Airmen to join its cadet
ranks.
Likewise, the Academy's Preparatory
School offers 60 slots for Airmen to join
the one-year prep school. Completing
the prep school earns graduates entry
into the Academy's next class of cadets.
"Our United States Air Force
Academy and its Preparatory School
offer opportunities for our best and
brightest enlisted Airmen who meet the


criteria to enter the commissioned
ranks," said Gen. Norton Schwartz, the
Air Force chief of staff.
The general co-authored a letter with
Chief Master Sgt of the Air Force
Rodney McKinley, which was sent out
to all bases, advising Airmen of these
opportunities via the Leaders
Encouraging Airmen Development
(LEAD) program.
See ACADEMY, page 12


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Jan. 9, 2009


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2 Jan. 9, 2009 Missileer VIEWPOINTS


Out with the old; in with a (busier) New Year


By Brig. Gen.
Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
45th SW commander
Well, let me begin by wishing all
of you a very Happy New Year. I
hope you were able to take a little
time off, get some much needed
rest, spend time with family and
friends and re-charge your inner
batteries from what was a very busy
2008.
And, thanks to all of you, a very
successful 2008.
Every chance I get, and every
where I travel, I continue to make
the point that without the work all
of you do, it would be impossible to
have the kind of record, reputation
and resolve you have established
within Air Force Space Command,
the Air Force, and the Department
of Defense.
That being said, I want you to
know we won't have time to rest on
our laurels. Hardly. 2009 looks even
busier than last year.
To date, the Eastern Range mani
fest is already loaded with 25+ mis
sions with a complex mix of mili


tary, NASA, scientific and commer
cial launches. United Launch
Alliance, which plans to launch a
total of 19 satellite-delivery missions
this year, will launch nine Delta and
five Atlas rockets right here from
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. In
addition, both NASA and SpaceX
each have five proposed rocket
launches here.
As we launch rockets, remember
that war fighters around the world
regardless of the uniform they are
wearing -know the information and
intelligence they are getting is spot
on accurate thanks to your work in
getting satellites into orbit. We have
been -and are now more than ever


From


the


top


Looking back for the future


By Col. Florence Valley
45th Medical Group commander
Is anyone else surprised it's
2009? I can hardly believe 2008 is
over. January has been designated
by General Kehler to be the month
to focus on education and training.
As I reflect back on this last year, I
realized a few educational opportu
nities I instigated and others just
happened. Both had positive out-
comes.
Some of what I learned this year
was attached to my goals and was
more formal. For instance, I attend
ed the Transition Assistance
Program. What a great program with
wonderful instructors who alerted
me to my options. I think what I
learned most is there are many
things I need to get smarter on.
That's the great thing about educa
tion; it often leads to a desire to
learn more.
Sometimes learning wasn't so for
mal. Like getting used to an updat
ed version of our common computer


software -yikes, where did they hide
those icons! You're smiling right?
You did a little learning yourself
this last year didn't you? Add learn
ing web changes to our personnel
systems and we've all been learning
quite a bit. I think we all need to
remember these accomplishments
as we tackle new ones. An attitude
of "I can because I have" will go a
long way toward future successes.
And for those of you who had to
learn a new gadget, you have my
respect. It was easy right? Just hit
20 buttons in sequence and presto!


O.K., I exaggerate, but luckily I have
a secret weapon, my 13 year old
who teaches me. But just when I
think she's a genius, I ask for her
help with the laundry and she can't
decide which pile her colored shirt
should be in. Finding partners who
you can share learning back and
forth can be very beneficial.
Learning becomes a balance of
achieving specific goals and yet
being open to those opportunities
which just happen. It's not being
afraid to take the first steps because
we all have a list of past accom
plishments. And it's about partner
ing with those who can really make
a difference. There are many base
agencies that specialize in helping
people with their educational goals
stop by or give them a call. Optimal
health goes a long way to support
your learning objectives too so don't
forget the medical group!
I wish you an enriching 2009
filled with tons of wonderful things
to learn. But beware, 2009 will be
over before you know it.


-essentially vital in the Global War
on Terror.
Never forget that.
And never forget the nearly 100
local Airmen currently deployed in
harm's way. They are serving to
keep us free. We will never forget
their sacrifices and we will continue
to do what we can to help keep the
home fires burning back here for
their left-behind family members.
One Air Force leader recently
made it clear no Airmen will be for
gotten, whether they are serving
here at bases here in the States or
in a remote, forward deployed area.
"They're working hard, they have
a mission and they have a sense of
purpose," said Gen. Norton
Schwartz, Air Force Chief of Staff.
"And so it's our job, as senior lead
ers, to make sure the mission and
their sense of purpose is properly
directed and that we take care of
and cultivate their spirit. We intend
to do that," he said.
And I intend to do that as well.
Take care of one another. Go
Sharks!


http://www.patrick.af.mil


Missileer staff
Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
45th Space Wing Commander
Brad Swezey
Chief of Public Affairs
Capt. Amber Millerchip
Deputy Chief of Public Affairs
Chris Calkins
Chief of Current Operations
2nd Lt. Karl Wiest
Chief of Media Operations
Airman 1st Class
David Dobrydney
Editor
Jim Laviska
Photographer
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Sharks fly with shuttle on return

By Lt. Col. Michael Tillema
Detachment 3 commander
Nine 45th Operations Group personnel led
the Department of Defense charge supporting
NASA and helped bring the Space Shuttle
Endeavour back to Kennedy Space center dur-
ing the recent ferry flight of the Shuttle Carrier
Aircraft (SCA) and the Shuttle.
Detachment 3 is the only unit in the Air
Force that coordinates ferry flight operations at
DoD airfields across the U.S. That support
includes security, transportation, billeting, fuel,
public affairs, and airfield support equipment
for two aircraft and up to 50 personnel. From
Det. 3, Lt. Col. Dave Impiccini led the team with
Lt. Col. Robert Lindsay, Lt. Col. Tom Lombardi,
Maj. Tom Cross and Mr. Mike Skaggs. Mr.
Skaggs provided critical logistics expertise due
to the unusually large cargo on board the C 17
Pathfinder, which is also used to carry the
NASA support personnel and provide advance
weather reporting en route. Additionally, the
w4th weather tinSqun rote.n prided tical The Space Shuttle Endeavour sits piggyback atop it's ferry plane as it passed over
45th Weather Squadron provided critical Base.
Base.
weather support for all 24 potential en route
bases. From the 45th WS were Staff Sgt. Dan and waited for an acceptable weather window, States. This system caused 3
Kern, Kathy Winters, Mike McAleenan and the team was able to depart. After a refueling hailstorms and more than 140
Todd McNamara, who provided continuous stopover at Biggs Army Airfield in El Paso, throughout the southeast U.S
support throughout the mission from the Range Texas, the flight continued to Fort Worth Naval mph of wind at KSC the day be
Weather Operations Center at Cape Canaveral Air Station, Texas. After 45th WS personnel Col. Bernie Gruber, 45th O
AFS. forecasted good weather at KSC, the flight commander, stated, "this is the
The route from Edwards AFB to KSC departed for Barksdale AFB, La. Based on those of superb teamwork for a com
required two overnight stops and the subse forecasts, the route of flight kept the SCA and operation; I'm amazed, but not
quent loading and offloading of the equipment. orbiter just behind a very hazardous weather well the entire ferry flight proce
After NASA prepared the orbiter for transport system that was crossing the central United er.


Se MILEfnTON
The following individuals r


Photo courtesy of Lt Col Michael Tillema
Lt. Col. Mike Tillema, Lt. Col. Robert Lindsay, Lt. Col. Dave Impiccini with the shuttle after its suc-
cessful landing at Kennedy Space Center.


trip


Photo by Uhrls Ualkins
Patrick Air Force

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high wind events
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operations Group
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uated from the NCO Academy at Tyndall
AFB, Fla.:

Distinguished Graduate
Tech. Sgt. Kirsten Guy
12th Airborne Command Control
Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Jeffery Hackworth
45th Civil Engineer Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Bill Brady
45th Space Wing

Tech. Sgt. Steven Beach
Detachment 2, 45th Operations Group

Tech. Sgt. Robert Stewart II
260th Air Traffic Control Squadron


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Tech. Sgt. Alex Christl
12th Airborne Command Control
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Just a few minutes of your time could save a life


By Capt. Richard Figueiredo
Air Force Technical
Applications Center
The Space Coast Company
Grade Officer Association with the
help of the Department of Defense
Marrow Donor Program is hosting
a bone marrow donor recruitment
drive Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30
p.m.
This humanitarian endeavor's
objectives are to help find a bone
marrow donor for a boy named
Jason and to increase the number
of registered bone marrow donors
with the National Marrow Donor
Program.
Jason is a military dependent
who was born with Fanconi's
Anemia (FA), which leads to bone
marrow failure, leukemia and other
types of cancer. Jason's most criti
cal hurdle will be the inevitable
bone marrow transplant. Unfortu
nately, no one in his family is a
match, he will have to rely on
someone's donation. This bolster
ous 2-year-old loves playing with
cars, wrestling with his sister and
still manages to keep a cheerful
attitude despite his struggles. By
registering as a donor you can help


Photo courtesy of Capt Richard Figuelredo
This is Jason. Your bone marrow donation may save his life.


Jason and many others like him.
I myself am a bone marrow
recipient. In 2006 I was diagnosed
with advanced Acute Myeloid
Leukemia, enduring several ses
sions of chemotherapy before going
in to remission. Fortunately my
brother was an eligible donor with
a 100 percent match. This life
changing experience reinforced my


commitment to help in the fight
against cancer.
Over 70 life threatening illnesses
including many types of cancer can
be treated with bone marrow trans
plants. A bone marrow transplant
restores the body's immune system
and ability to make healthy blood
products. Volunteering to register
in the Bone Marrow program will


bring Jason a step closer to finding
a donor. It will also support DoD
members and their families by
increasing the availability of donors
and decrease the time required to
complete transplants. Quick
access to large numbers of accu
rately typed donors is the best way
to give military members and their
families an opportunity to fight
cancer and save lives.
To date more than six million
Americans, including more than
400,000 service members, have
registered as marrow donors.
Whether you serve in the military
or not, please take a few minutes
during the drive to register as a
marrow donor. Anyone between the
ages of 18-60 in good general
health who meets the health guide
lines similar to donating blood can
participate. The process is painless
and simple; sign a consent form
(DoD Form 2576) and provide an
oral swab.
The drives will be held at the fol
lowing locations:
* Tuesday: Professional Develop
ment Center, Bldg. 530
* Wednesday: Base Exchange
* Thursday: Cape Canaveral Air
Force Station Bldg. 1645


Raising funds? Do it right to avoid epic problems


By Capt. Jeffrey Hall
45th SW Legal office
Few things in the Air Force seem
to cause as much confusion and
frustration as fundraisers. What
should normally be a very simple
operation can often turn into a
nightmare of epic proportions.
The first step to fundraising is
getting permission. At Patrick AFB,
authority to give permission for
fundraisers has been delegated to
45th Force Support Squadron com
mander. Submit all requests
through the 45th Force Support
Squadron Command Section using
a 45 SW Form 400. Please submit
requests at least 21 days before the
event is to occur. Your request
should include who is requesting
the event, the place and time when
the event is to be held, identify the
items to be sold, and state the loca
tion of the event. Your request must
also include the name and phone


number of the requesting organize
tion's representative and phone
number.
There are certain types of
fundraisers that are unauthorized.
Here is a nonexclusive list of what
you can't do: sell alcohol; conduct
games of chance, lotteries, or other
gambling type activities (raffles are
a possible exception); host a car
wash; do anything that would
duplicate or compete with AAFES;
solicit funds on base; and you can't
participate in fundraisers while in
uniform.
Fundraisers can only be con
ducted away from the workplace
and off duty. Soliciting or selling in
the duty section is strictly prohibit
ed. Doing so in lobbies, break
rooms, or other common areas is
permissible. Remember that you
fundraise as part of a nonfederal
entity. As such, the U.S.
Government cannot contribute


money, materials, or any other
active support to your organization.
The Joint Ethics Regulation is very
specific as to what constitutes mis
use of government property. Thus,
working on a fundraiser while on
duty, or using a copier at work to
make fliers are misuses of govern
ment resources. Further, fundrais
ers must not detract from the Air
Force Assistance Fund or Com-
bined Federal Campaign if con
ducted during the same time frame.
Raffles appear to be an easy and
relatively profitable way to raise
funds, however, there a few notable
restrictions before you start. First,
raffles cannot violate existing local
law. Second, only officially recog
nized Private Organizations can
conduct raffles on an occasional
and infrequent basis and the raffle
must benefit the entire military
community. Raffles to raise funds
for purely social, recreational, or


entertainment purposes are not
permitted. Sorry, you're going to
have to come up with another way
to underwrite the cost of that week
end trip to the Keys. The final hur
dle is that all requests to hold raf
fles must be reviewed and approved
by the base legal office.
The bottom line is that fundrais
ing is a tricky area. This article only
serves as a 30,000 foot flyby over
the voluminous rules governing
fundraisers in the Air Force. If
you're contemplating a fundraiser,
you'll save yourself and your orga
nization a lot of trouble by starting
early and getting the required per
mission. By going through the cor
rect channels, you can get your
fundraiser approved and insulate
your organization from any prob
lems for not following the rules.
For more information please
contact the legal office at 494
7357.


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Jan. 9, 2009 Missileer 5


WARRIOR OF
T 3 WE E K
TII' H F ItI?
Tech. Sgt. Amy Tupper
45th Space Communications Squadron

Reason for nomination
"Sergeant Tupper is an indispensable member
of the base Communications Security team. She is
a superlative alternate manager, leading the bian
nual validation of more than 1,500 cryptographic
items, resulting in 100 percent affirmed account
ability. Sergeant Tupper rigorously updated the
software of 60 new data encryption devices ensur
ing a smooth transition to the next generation sys
tem. She is always ready to help those less fortu
nate. She single-handedly organized a squadron
team to participate in the Susan G. Komen 2008
Central Florida Race for the Cure. Her efforts
amassed $515 in donations, contributing to an
overall total of over $600,000 for the battle against
cancer. Sergeant Tupper is a role model not only
professionally but in life as well."
Gary Smith, 45th SCS


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How long have you been at this duty sta-
tion?
Three years, four months

What is your hometown?
South Portland, Maine.

What's your favorite motto or words you
live/work by?
"Honesty is such a lonely word." Billy Joel

What inspired you to go beyond the call of
duty?
"I don't think I need inspiration to do my job
it's just what I do! I have a hard time NOT doing
my job to the best of my ability.

Why do you serve?
"The Air Force has offered me great opportuni-
ties that I don't believe would have happened for
me otherwise. I may get frustrated at times but I
have never regretted my decision to make the Air
Force a career. I'm proud to serve my country.








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http://www.patrick.af.mil


An important message from Chief McKinley


By Chief Master Sgt. Rodney McKinley
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
Our Air Force's number three priority is
"Develop and care for Airmen and their fami
lies." This isn't a catch-phrase our senior lead
ership developed, it is true -we care about
you. Throughout my career, a core principle of
our Air Force leadership has always remained
true -we take care of Airmen and their fami
lies. At every level of leadership, from first-line
supervisors, to first sergeants, chiefs and com-
manders, to the Secretary of the Air Force, we
are committed to doing what's right for our
Airmen and their loved ones.
I know there are many issues causing us
stress today. We are a nation fighting a war on
two fronts. Many Airmen are in a tough
deployment schedule. Others remaining at
home station may be swamped from picking
up the extra workload of the deployed Airmen.
Our nation is in the midst of the biggest finan
cial crisis seen in a long while. Some Airmen
are being hit hard in their investments or by
fluctuations in the housing market. Many
more may struggle to pay their bills or from
the strain of higher day-to-day living expenses.
I know there are Airmen who battle seem
ingly desperate situations. Sometimes Airmen
or their family members feel legal, relation


Photo by Tech Sgt Michael Boquette
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Rodney
McKinley coins Staff Sgt. Matthew Cramer for
his work as a bulk fuels storage attendant with
the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness
Squadron. Sergeant Cramer briefed the Chief
Master Sergeant of the Air Force and Air Force
Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz Oct. 20, dur-
ing a visit to their location.

ship, financial or medical burdens are insur
mountable and beyond bearing -but they are
not. Recently we have experienced an increase
in the number of suicides within our Air Force


family. These are terrible, tragic losses -not
only for the Air Force, but also for the family
left behind, their friends, peers and wingmen.
This hurts us all deeply; right to the core. We
want you to know; no matter the trouble or
how hopeless the situation may seem, there is
always someone who can help... someone you
can turn to. Every Airman matters, regardless
of where you are stationed, or whether you are
active duty, guard, reserve, or civilian -you
are part of our Air Force family.
So many people care about you -more than
you know; family, friends, co-workers, supervi
sors, first sergeants, chaplains, medical pro
fessionals and senior leaders are ready and
willing to listen and help. Just give them a
chance. If you are feeling overwhelmed by cir
cumstances in your life, share your burdens
with those who care greatly about you. There
is always someone who will be there for you.
Don't ever think you are alone or that no one
will understand. We will understand and we
will help you. It doesn't matter whether you
write, call, or e mail, please reach out. We are
an Air Force family and you mean a lot to all
of us. If you feel you are at the end of your
road, you are not -call me. I care about you
and I will ensure you receive the help you
need.


New terminology recognizes contributions of Airmen


By Staff Sgt.
J.G. Buzanowski
Secretary of the Air Force
Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (AFNS)
The Air Force is adopting
new terminology to better
reflect participation in
today's joint fight, the Air
Force chief of staff advised
in a letter to the field.
Airmen who were previ
ously categorized as filling
non-standard or "in lieu of'
(ILO) taskings now will be
referred to as filling a joint
expeditionary tasking, or
JET.
"When it comes to being
part of the joint fight, the
Air Force is all in," Gen.
Norton Schwartz said. "The
term JET reinforces our
commitment to the joint
fight as an equal member of
thejoint team. The amazing
contributions Airmen make
around the world every day
are not in lieu of anything."


Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Epley
Gen. Norton Schwartz


The Air Force change
comes on the heels of a
larger shift within the
entire Department of
Defense. As of Oct. 1, DOD
terminology for "in Lieu of'
taskings was refined and
broken out into three sepa
rate sourcing categories to
more narrowly and accu
rately define the nature of


the tasks military members
perform.
"JET reflects on our
unity as America's Armed
Forces. This new term says
the Air Force is not 'riding
the pine' as a 2nd string
player (aka -in lieu of task
ing), but we are star play
ers on a very deep bench,"
said 45th Space Wing


Command Chief Master
Sgt. Larry Malcom.
The DOD categories for
non-standard taskings pre
viously referred to as ILO
are now:
* Joint Force/Capability
Solution: military members
from one service who per
form their core mission in
place of military members
from another service.
* AD-HOC: military mem-
bers from one service com-
bined with military mem-
bers and equipment from
another Service into a sin
gle deployable unit
* ILO: military members
performing mission capa
abilities outside of their nor
mal competencies
An Air Force RED
HORSE team filling an
Army engineering battalion
requirement would be an
example of a joint
force/capability solution
task. An example of an ad


hoc task would be a provin
cial reconstruction team, a
capability which is built
when needed and not con
trained in any Service.
Currently the Air Force
does not have any taskings
which meet the new DOD
definition for ILO.
Regardless, General
Schwartz stressed the term
JET would be used for all
non-standard taskings to
help capture the magnitude
of Airmen's service. While
DOD terminology will still
be used in joint planning,
Airmen will use the term
JET internally to encom-
pass all of these terms to
"emphasize our contribu
tion to the fight with a sin
gle term that reflects our
esprit and mission," the
general said.
"When our nation needs
us, we answer the call," he
said.









Jan. 9, 2009 Missileer 7


Airmen help roll out new engines on Joint STARS


By Jodi Jordan
505th Command and Control
Wing Public Affairs
MELBOURNE, Fla.
America's combat edge got
sharper recently, as the Air
Force's first E-8C Joint
STARS aircraft to be
equipped with new engines
was unveiled here last
month. The new Pratt and
Whitney JT8D-219 engines
will make Joint STARS qui-
eter, more reliable and more
effective for the warfighter,
and 505th Command and
Control Wing Airmen sta-
tioned here were, and will
continue to be, an integral
part of the improvement.
The Joint STARS, which
stands for Joint
Surveillance Target Attack
Radar System, is an air-
borne battle management,
command and control,
inltellieriK e, surveillance
and reconnaissance plat-
form. It monitors the bat-
tlespace in near-real time
through several different


radar, communications and
datalink systems, said Maj.
Tracy Carver, E-8C Joint
STARS qualified sensor offi-
cer stationed here with the
505th CCW's 605th Test
and Evaluation Squadron
Detachment 2. "Joint
STARS provides critical and
timely battle management,
surveillance and targeting
information on moving and
stationary ground targets,"
Carver said. "It gives com-
manders on the ground the
key information they need."
A crowd of more than 100
distinguished visitors, gov-
ernment officials, contract-
ing personnel and military
members gathered in a
hangar in the Northrop
Grumman facility here to
see the first re-engined air-
craft. This test aircraft is
operated by the Joint
STARS Joint Task Force, for
which members of Det. 2
serve as the Air Combat
Command component.
Det. 2 is a contingent of


29 Airmen who provide
warfighter expertise for
Joint STARS acquisition
through full-spectrum test,
evaluation and advanced
technology development.
The Airmen of Det. 2 work
closely with other members
of the Joint STARS Test
Force from Electronic
Systems Center and the US
Army to provide on-site
expertise for Joint STARS
modernization programs,
ensuring greater opera-
tional capability reaches the
war fighter, said Lt. Col.
Andy Veres, commander of
Det. 2. Veres, who has
worked with Joint STARS
for more than 12 years
called the unveiling of the
aircraft a "milestone," and
expressed his enthusiasm


for the entire re-engining
project. "I'm especially
proud today," Veres said.
"Today, we're not just
reflecting on all the accom-
plishments we've had in the
past with Joint STARS.
We're looking into the future
and the next two decades
with this platform."
For Tech. Sgt. Trevor
Shearer, a Joint STARS air-
borne irutelih-eriKe techni-
cian stationed at Det. 2,
seeing the aircraft with the
new engines was one of the
most rewarding experiences
of his two and a half years
with Det. 2. "This is defi-
nitely going to improve mis-
sion capability," Shearer
said. "The Joint STARS will
be able to better support the
troops on the ground, and it


enhances the information
they can give battlefield
commanders to make deci-
sions."
The Joint STARS, which
is built on a modified
Boeing 707 platform, is a
high-demand weapons sys-
tem that provides battle
management and actionable
information to battlefield
commanders in the Global
War on Terrorism. The new
engines will help Joint
STARS be even more effec-
tive and reliable, according
to Veres. The 116th Air
Control Wing at Robins
AFB, Ga., is the only unit
operating the E-8C Joint
STARS. The 116th flies
Joint STARS combat opera-
tions from a deployed loca-
tion in Southwest Asia.








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Events Calendar


Wednesday

7


Thursday

8


Sunday

4


Saturday

10
Surf Fishing Class
7-11 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation

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

Sailing Class
2-3:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation


11 12 13 14 15 16 | .: -..., | 17
Sunday Brunch .'3,I B 6,:,i.i r C .: I Iarr.-. Do.n,.r I .:e vv-,rri..or 5 6B n.-n Iarr.. D, E-i r Sur Fih.r..i Cl : i Safe Boater Course
10 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. 9 10.1 30 IP'.:ri.ii,.i.I ir. i I i... 1 5 r 1.1 vvIik PI.:rili r,.i .r. 9 5.7 |, a 9:30-11:30 a.m.
The Tides 31...J.:: r P.-:re..i.i.n 9 10 n 30 7 7 ` 0 9 P0 ', l0 n'i O.iJ,- oor P .- :r :,i..:n Outdoor Recreation

Story Tirre l-e e-i..|Ii.-i.I :.-iI.r 11J.i_ 16iS. Ti l, -i... em Sailing Class
10 a.m. B.:..- I l,.rr.. Cl':, r .1 0 i 2-3:30 p.m.
Base Libr ,r, .:rii illlni L r. "-,i. H,-,t-b, Sh.-I Th- T..Jei Outdoor Recreation
9 30 1. 0 I, hi...
Classes si .n I.:r E t -,i:r...I 13 i. pi Surf Fishing Class
Columbia C.-:.i.ee ,j'i 7-11 a.m.
Embry-Ri.J.JI. E irl Bir. b,_1 T,|I-.|., P. SIi..-r Outdoor Recreation
UniversitN 6 15 1.11. Tr.l..
E.J.: -.:. ,. -i.i -r Th. Ti de. OIul.J:. r P.:r- ,, s ,n


18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Sunday Brunch Martin Luther King Pajama C I,t. 'lr, Erl irlv Eir Girl : ri.ihnl OlId Safe Boater Course
10 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Day Bowling Special, Time 6 15 .. m 6 30-9 301 pim 9:30-11:30 a.m.
The Tides $1 games 6:15 p.m. Tr. TI.J. ,.: n Pr.:,.irri.- Outdoor Recreation
Rocket Lanes Base Librr,
SI Ii r n;. Framing Class
3-Tank Open Water 6.10 1 r 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
Shark Dive Tr, Ti,. Watercolor Workshop
Outdoor Recreation 10 a.m. 4 p.m.
Arts & Crafts

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25 26 27 28 29 30 | 31
Sunday Brunch Safe Boater C--rii b.nn.,, ri..1ni I.ji.iiie Fr.itLe Sirl F.i..1,,. Sirl F.ih.li.l Il,-I Safe Boater Course
10 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. 9:30-11:30 a il The TI,,Je_ Chr,,il.i.i. 9.11 i. ii 7.11 ,i, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
The Tides Outdoor Recreation 7 i C, 1i OnlJ.J: r Pi.:re :,i..l. OtiI.J,-,r P.i:re ,i..,,, Outdoor Recreation
I lilhII .Pl irl ..:_ F, lJ
Story Time Tee, I Ilr.ini Sailing Class
10 a.m. E rlv B.r.3 bni.., 7 10 u 1i. n, 2-3:30 p.m.
Base Library 6 15 I' m l.iI Pro:r ,in: Outdoor Recreation
Tr.- T,.j- -_

6-10 p.m.
The Tides

To publish events of base-wide
interest in future issues, e-mail
eventscalendar@patrick.af.mil


Monday

5


Tuesday

6


Friday

9
Dinner Buffet with
Karaoke
6-10 p.m.
Golf Course

Kid's Night Out
6-11 p.m.
Youth Programs

Latin Night
10 p.m. 2 a.m.
The Tides


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AFTAC-ular!
The 45th Civil Engineer Squadron Intramural
Volleyball team returns the ball to the Air Force
Technical Applications Center team's side of
the net during the Volleyball Championship
Dec. 19 at the Fitness Center. AFTAC won two
consecutive rounds to take the match.








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Commissary Closure
The Commissary will be closed
for a reset Tuesday and
Wednesday. We will have our
Grand Opening Thursday.

Hometown News Program
If you've been recently promote
ed or received an award or other
honor, you can let the folks back
home know about it with the
Hometown News Release Program.
Contact the Public Affairs office at
494-5923 for information.

A&FRC classes
The Airman and Family
Readiness Center is hosting the


BRIEFS


following classes, located at the
A&FRC, Building 722 unless oth
erwise noted:
* Applying for Air Force Jobs:
today, 9-11 a.m.
* Career Change Orientation:
Tuesday, 9-10:30 a.m.
* Critical Incident Stress
Management Training:
Wednesday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.
4:30 p.m.

Torch Club
Youth Programs' Torch Club
meets every Monday from 4 to 5
p.m. This leadership group is
exclusively for youth ages 11-13
and affords them an excellent


MOVIES

FRIDAY -Australia (Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman) In
Australia prior to World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a cat
tle station the size of Maryland. When cattle barons plot to take her
land, she reluctantly joins with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive
2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most
unforgiving terrain. Rated PG-13 (action violence/peril, language,
thematic material) 175 min

SATURDAY The Boy In The Striped Pajamas (Asa Butterfield,
Zac Mattoon O'Brian) Eight year-old Bruno is the son of a Nazi offi
cer whose promotion takes the family from their home in Berlin to
a desolate area where the lonely boy finds nothing to do and no
one to play with. There he meets Shmuel, a boy his own age who
lives a parallel, alien existence on the other side of a barbed wire
fence. Rated PG-13 (mature thematic material involving the
Holocaust) 95 min

Adults 12 & older -$4, children 6-11 -$2, children 5 & under
are free.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m.


Mixed 2-Person Golf Tournament
The Manatee Co'e Golf Couise mill host a ML\ed 2 person No
Scorch Golf Touinaiment Feb 7 mill a I p III shotgun stilu
Foi mat is an 18-hole 2-peison nl\ed team lone man and one
onianil in1 this foi iat team ineinbeis tee off and then sitchl
balls each plaMing the second shot hIoni vheie the ball lies
Beginning irth the lthud shot the m\\o team niemnbeis pla out
the hole as a sciamble and iecoid the one lo%% ball as the team
scoie Pauticipants can sign up 1no in the Pio Shop htlh pa?
iient due at that rimne Paiticipants can sa\e $5 b\ signing Lup
and painig before Jai. 30 Cutoff foi signing up is noon Feb 5
and theie mill be no refunds aftei that date EntiI fees include
cait gleen fee dinner and aids Pi ces ae as follo%%s Annual
Pass $35 until Jan 30 $10 aftei kiiiual Fee $38 until Jain.
30 $13 aftei Punch Caid Holdeis 1L8 until Jan 30 $53
aftei MII otleis 553 until Jan 30 $58 aftei Pations who
come foi the buffet oiil ma\ purchase tickets in advance foi
$ 13 95 oi at the dooi foi $18 Foi nlole infoi nation and to sign
up call 491-GOLF


opportunity to make a difference
within Youth Programs and the
community. For more informa
tion, call 494-3770.

Youth Walking Club
Youth Programs' FitFactor
"Walk Around the World" walking
club is a yearlong walking pro
gram for youth and their family
members to help Youth Programs
reach its goal of walking 42,000
miles in a year. The club meets
every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30
p.m. at the Warfit Track. All youth
must be registered in FitFactor in
order for the miles they walk to
count. For more information, call
494 3770.

Spring Soccer and Baseball
Registration
Spring soccer and baseball
/softball/T-ball registration is
underway at Youth Programs.
Registrations are accepted
Monday through Friday from 1:30
to 6 p.m. Youth must be a current
member of Youth Programs and
must have a current physical on
file that is current through the
entire season. Cost is on $30 per
youth. Uniform, participation
medal, and a closing ceremony are
included in the price. For more
information and to register, call
494-4747.

Walk Around the World
Help Youth Programs reach
their goal of walking 42,000 miles
(the distance to every Air Force
Base in the U.S.) by Nov. 5, 2009.
Their FitFactor "Walk Around the
World" program is for youth 5-18
years of age. Youth must be a reg
istered participant in the FitFactor
program to log miles walked.
There will be prizes awarded.
Parents may register in the pro
gram to help achieve the goal. For
more information and to register,
call 494-4747.

School Age Program
Give your kindergarten through
5th grader a well-supervised, fun
and safe place to be after school.
Openings are now available in
Youth Programs' School Age
Program. The program offers a
great variety of extended fun and
educational activities that enable


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continuous learning while parents
complete their work day. For more
information, call 494-4749.

Bridgestone Golf Ball
Fitting Challenge/Demo Day
Find out which golf ball is right
for you at the Bridgestone Golf
Ball Fitting Challenge/Demo Day
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
at the Manatee Cove Golf Course.
A Bridgestone Challenge
Technician will use the Science
Eye Launch Monitor to analyze a
golfer's launch data and recom-
mend a proper fitting golf ball for
that golfer's optimum perform
mance. For more information, call
494 GOLF. (No federal endorse
ment intended.)

Space Warrior 5K Run/1.5
Mile Walk
The Patrick AFB and CCAFS
Fitness Centers will host the
Space Warrior 5K Run/1.5 Mile
Walk Wednesday, at 7 a.m. at
Patrick and at 7:30 a.m. at the
Cape. At Patrick, runners and
walkers will start/finish in front of
the Fitness Center. The 5K route
will be to the FamCamp and back.
Walkers will turn around at the
3/4 mile marker on Rescue Road
and return. At CCAFS, runners
and walkers will start/finish in
front of the Fitness Center and
will follow the jogging trail.
Walkers will turn around at the
3/4 mile marker and return to the
blue start line. Runners will follow
the loop and return to the blue
start line. Participants will be
timed and Commander's Cup
Points will be awarded. For more
information and to register, call
494-4947 (Patrick) or 853-3966
(Cape).

Auto Hobby Shop Clinics
The Auto Hobby Shop will have
a free clinic Thursday, from 6 8
p.m. and another Jan. 24, from 9
to 11 a.m. For more information
and to register, call 494-2537.

Tampa RV Super Show
Outdoor Recreation will host a
bus trip to the RV Super Show in
Tampa Thursday. Cost is $20 and
seating is limited. For more infor
mation and to register, call 494
4747.








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Medical Group and Health Center

offer ways to help you quit smoking


Martin Luther King, Jr.

Memorial Luncheon

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that participants who complete a
combination of pharmaceutical treat
ment and a support program have the
best chance at permanent tobacco
cessation.
"Tobacco use is the leading pre
ventable cause of illness in the U.S.
and now the Air Force is offering med
ications and more treatment options
to help users quit. It is an exciting
opportunity to be able to help more
people overcome this lethal addic
tion", said Lt. Col. (Dr.) Teresa Skojac,
Chief of the Medical Staff at the 45th
Medical Group.
Anyone who is ready to "kick the
habit" should call 494-2660, or speak
to their primary care manager for
more information.


High flyers highlight STS-72 mission


By Mark Cleary
45th SW History Office
The primary objectives
of the STS-72 mission
launched in January 1996
were to: 1) retrieve the
Japanese Space Flyer
(JSF) spacecraft on Flight
Day 3, and 2) deploy and
retrieve the Office of
Aeronautics and Space
Technology (OAST) Flyer
on Flight Day 4 and Flight
Day 6 respectively. The
JSF spacecraft contained
three automated laborato
ries, and it had been
launched into orbit on
March 18, 1995 on an H-II
expendable launch vehicle
from the Tanegashima
launch site in Japan. In
preparation for the JSF's
retrieval, the spacecraft
was powered down and its
64-foot-wide solar array
was retracted to allow
grappling and placement of
the payload in the
Shuttle's cargo bay. The
OAST Flyer was the sixth
in a series of missions
employing the SPARTAN
carrier, and it carried four
experiments together with
the means to record all
scientific and housekeepp


History


Highlights

ing" data associated with
the flyer in its free-flying
mode.
Secondary objectives
included operations involve
ing the Shuttle Laser
Altimeter/Get Away
Special, the Shuttle Solar
Backscatter Ultraviolet
Instrument, and two
Extravehicular Activities
(EVAs) to demonstrate
International Space
Station ALPHA assembly
techniques. There were
also six in-cabin payloads:
1) the Physiological and
Anatomical Rodent Exper-
iment, 2) the Space Tissue
Loss payload, 3) the Pro
tein Crystal Growth Ex
periment, 4) The Commer
cial Protein Crystal Growth
Experiment, 5) the Micro
gravity Plant Nutrient
Experiment and 6) the
Midcourse Space Experi
ment, which used orbiter
thruster firings as a sensor
calibration and evaluation


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target for space-based sen
sors on an MSX satellite
(orbited before the Shuttle
mission).
Col. Brian Duffy com-
manded Endeavour on the
mission, and Navy Lt. Cdr.


Brent Jett, Jr. piloted the
orbiter. The mission spe
cialists were Dr. Leroy
Chiao, Dr. Daniel Barry,
Navy Capt. Winston Scott,
and Koichi Wakata. The
lift-off from Complex 39B


was scheduled for 9:18
Greenwich Mean Time
(GMT) on Jan. 11, 1996.
The mission was expected
to last approximately nine
days as Endeavour orbited
Earth at an altitude of 250
nautical miles. Normal
landing was scheduled for
the Shuttle Landing
Facility (SLF) at the
Kennedy Space Center
Jan. 20.
Two unplanned holds
during the countdown
delayed the launch some
what January 11, but
Endeavour lifted off at
09:41 a.m. GMT. The crew
grappled the JSF space
craft successfully January
13 at 10:57 GMT, and they
stowed it in the cargo bay
less than an hour later.
The OAST was deployed
and retrieved successfully,
and the EVAs Jan. 15 and
17 met most of their objec
tives. Following a "good
burn" at 6:44 a.m. GMT
Jan. 20, Endeavour landed
safely at the Kennedy
Space Center at 0741:40
a.m. on the same day.
Support forces were
released about 80 minutes
later.


45th Medical Group Staff Report
As part of the Department of
Defense tobacco free initiative, "Make
Everyone Proud," all military benefit
ciaries will have access to free tobacco
cessation services. Each participant
will be able to receive formal support
through one of three ways: the Health
and Wellness Center Tobacco
Cessation Course (one hour per week
over six weeks), the Florida Tobacco
"Quit for Life" Line, or the American
Lung Association's "Freedom from
Smoking" online course.
Participants enrolled in one of the
support programs will also be able to
access a variety of prescription medi
cations, such as Chantix, Zyban, or
nicotine patches. Studies have shown








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When you go, will you leave anything behind?


By Chaplain (Lt. Col.)
David Turner
45th SW Chapel
Recently I was invited to
return to my first pas
torate to help them cele
brate the one-hundredth
anniversary of their
Church. I led the Pastoral
prayer during which I
asked the people of the
congregation to give
thanks for the saints who
had gone before them by
saying their names. It was
a great time of remem
brance as people across
the congregation offered
up the names of others
who had sat with them in
the pews over the years.
People who had blessed
their lives and made a dif
ference in their faith, the
memories flooded.
I was blessed to hear
names such as the elder
who led the building of the
fellowship hall; the name
of the man who had the
vision of moving the
church from the mill hill
out to a new subdivision;
the name of an elder who
was grandmother to all in
the church and who
taught us how to do acts
of kindness. We remem


Chaplain's Corner

bered a Clerk of the
Session, who led us into a
ministry with the Iredell
Youth Home and taught a
class of first grade girls;
we shared the story of the
last charter member who
was "Mrs. Presbyterian" to
her dying day. It was awe
some to reflect on the con
tributions of men who qui
etly helped families in
times of need, women who
ministered to the sick and
dying, children who
learned lessons of love and
caring from Sunday school
teachers willing to give
their time. We spent some
precious moments remem
being those saints and
realizing those good times
were woven through the
various ministries of the


five pastors who were
there, each of us being
bound to the other by the
saints we had known and
loved.
In the Air force we often
are so intent on the prob
lems of today and the
anticipations of tomorrow
that we gloss over and for
get the contributions of
those who have gone
before us. Over the years
Patrick Air Force Base has
fulfilled its mission by the
hard work and contribu
tion of men and women
who have believed in our
nation and its causes.
They have laid a found
tion for us and we have
built on the experience
and contribution of their
trust and faith. These are
people who have dedicated
their lives to being of ser
vice to our country. Every
time the flag whispers in
the wind their memory
should whisper in our
minds and we should be
grateful for the gift of their
lives and contributions.
Sometime when you
walk across the base pon
der your legacy. What will
future Airmen honor or
remember about your ser


vice here at Patrick AFB? want it to be yours? I
Presidents and generals believe the greatest legacy
are not the only ones who I can leave will be written
leave footprints for others in the pride with which I
to follow, today a young have served and the hand
airman may be looking for up I have given to others.
a path to fol That is a true
low, would you legacy.

-I iCHAPCL


Catholic
Daily Mass (Tues.
Fri.) at 11:30 a.m. in the
Seaside Chapel.
Saturday: 4 p.m. con
session, 5 p.m. Mass in
the South Patrick
Chapel.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m.
Mass in South Patrick
Chapel, and 11:30 a.m.
Mass in the Seaside
Chapel.
Religious education
classes: 10-11 a.m. at
the Education Center for
pre K -6th grade, Youth
Ministry for 7th-8th
grade, 10-11:30 a.m. at
the Education center; for
9th 12th grade 6-8 p.m.
at the Shark Center.

Protestant
Sunday: 9 a.m.


Traditional Worship in
the Seaside Chapel.
11 a.m. -Praise and
Worship Service in the
South Patrick Chapel.
Wednesday: 5:15
p.m. -Family Night meal
and study at South
Patrick Chapel.

Jewish
For more information,
contact Barry Chefer at
494-6063.

Islamic
Tuesday: 6-7 p.m.
Islamic studies, South
Chapel, room 105. For
Islamic worship services,
contact Marvin Hagan at
254-6727 or the Islamic
Society of Brevard
County at 984-4129.


Slots available for enlisted to be officers


ACADEMY, from page 1
"As commanders and supervi
sors we ask for your support to
encourage your sharpest Airmen to
apply for the LEAD program," the
general and the chief said.
These commissioning opportu
nities are available to Airmen with
high moral character, who demon
state leadership ability, and have
competitive scholastic scores.
"If you have young, hard charge
ers in your command who demon
state outstanding character and
values coupled with leadership
potential, please urge them to con
sider a commissioning path
through our Academy," Chief
McKinley said.
Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr.,
45th Space Wing commander is a


66
I encourage all 45th Space Wing leaders to reach out
and encourage their Airmen to take advantage of this
great opportunity. 99
S Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr.

45TH SPACE WING COMMANDER


former enlisted member and con
curs with the Air Force Chief of
Staff.
I'm proud of my enlisted back
ground, and I encourage all 45th
Space Wing leaders to reach out
and encourage their Airmen to
take advantage of this great oppor
tunity," Gen. Bolton said. "Future
leaders can come from anywhere;
I'm proof positive of that," he said.
The basic application criteria for
Airmen is they must be less than


23 years of age by July 1 for entry
to the Academy or less than 22
years of age by July 1 for entry to
the Preparatory School; be unmar
ried; be a U.S. citizen or be able to
obtain citizenship prior to entry;
and have no dependents.
An Airman wishing to apply for
an Academy Preparatory School
appointment must complete and
return an Air Force Form 1786 by
Jan. 31. Upon completion, the
form and commander's endorse


ment should be mailed to: HQ
USAFA/RRS, 2304 Cadet Drive,
Suite 2400, USAF Academy CO
80840.
When advising Airmen on
Academy applications, command
ders and supervisors should
encourage all applicants to take
the ACT or SAT exam as early and
often as necessary to meet Aca
demy application guidelines; take
the Candidate Fitness Assessment
and Department of Defense
Medical Exam as soon as possible.
For more information on the
LEAD program, contact Donna
Najar at DSN 333-3089 or via e
mail. Additional information is
available on the Academy
Admissions Web site at or at each
base education office.




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Jan. 9, 2009 Vol. 51 No.1 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Air Force Space Command: delivering space and missilecapabilities to America and its warfighting commands Reserve Maj. Michael Stuker greets his daughter Madison and wife Jennifer after returning.Photo by Capt. Cathleen SnowWelcome home! Photo by Tech. Sgt. Paul FlipseMelissa Cole greets her husband, Staff Sgt. Kyle Cole, an Air Force Reserve member with the 920th Rescue Wing here, after returning from a deployment to Afghanistan Tuesday. Sergeant Cole was part of a group of roughly 50 helicopter pilots, crew and maintenance specialists from the wing who deployed in August on the second leg of a 14-month Joint Expeditionary Tasking mission to support the U.S. Army medical evacuation operation in Afghanistan.Academy seeks enlisted applicantsU.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AFNS) Ð Young, hard-charging Airmen are sought for entry into the U.S. Air Force Academy and the Air Force Academy Preparatory School with the end goal of earning a commission, but must apply by Jan. 31. The Academy sets aside up to 85 slots for active-duty Airmen and up to 85 more slots for Guard and Reserve members in each cadet class for young, hard-charging Airmen to join its cadet ranks. Likewise, the Academy's Preparatory School offers 60 slots for Airmen to join the one-year prep school. Completing the prep school earns graduates entry into the Academy's next class of cadets. "Our United States Air Force Academy and its Preparatory School offer opportunities for our best and brightest enlisted Airmen who meet the criteria to enter the commissioned ranks," said Gen. Norton Schwartz, the Air Force chief of staff. The general co-authored a letter with Chief Master Sgt of the Air Force Rodney McKinley, which was sent out to all bases, advising Airmen of these opportunities via the Leaders Encouraging Airmen Development (LEAD) program. See ACADEMY, page 12 Civilian's CallBrig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr., will host a Civilian's Call next Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Cape Cafeteria and 10 a.m. Jan. 16 at the PAFB Base Theater. These briefings are mandatory for all 45th Space WIng appropriated fund employees, and supervisors (military and civilian) of NSPS personnel. Commissary ClosureThe Commissary will be closed for a reset Jan. 1314. It will reopen Jan. 15.MLK LuncheonAMartin Luther King Jr. Memorial Luncheon will be held at The Tides Jan. 16 at 11:30 a.m. See page 11 for more information.

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http://www.patrick.af.mil2Jan. 9, 2009 Missileer Missileer staffBrig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr. 45th Space Wing Commander Brad Swezey Chief of Public Affairs Capt. Amber Millerchip Deputy Chief of Public Affairs Chris Calkins Chief of Current Operations 2nd Lt. Karl WiestChief of Media OperationsAirman 1st Class David Dobrydney EditorJim Laviska Photographer 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 newspaper 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 Deptartment of the Air Force. The appearance of advertising in this publication, 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 nonmerit 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 photographs unless otherwise indicated. Cape Publications Advertising Department P.O. Box 419000 Melbourne, FL32941-9000 Retail: (321) 242-3808 National: (321) 242-3803 Classified: (321) 259-5555 Missileer 1201 Edward H. White II St. Building 423, Room C-130 Patrick AFB, FL32925 (321)494-5922 missileer@patrick.af.mil PAFB Info Line 494-4636 Submission deadline is 2 p.m.the Friday before publication.By Col. Florence Valley45th Medical Group commanderIs anyone else surprised it's 2009? I can hardly believe 2008 is over. January has been designated by General Kehler to be the month to focus on education and training. As I reflect back on this last year, I realized a few educational opportunities I instigated and others just happened. Both had positive outcomes. Some of what I learned this year was attached to my goals and was more formal. For instance, I attended the Transition Assistance Program. What a great program with wonderful instructors who alerted me to my options. I think what I learned most is there are many things I need to get smarter on. That's the great thing about education; it often leads to a desire to learn more. Sometimes learning wasn't so formal. Like getting used to an updated version of our common computer software yikes, where did they hide those icons! You're smiling right? You did a little learning yourself this last year didn't you? Add learning web changes to our personnel systems and we've all been learning quite a bit. I think we all need to remember these accomplishments as we tackle new ones. An attitude of "I can because I have" will go a long way toward future successes. And for those of you who had to learn a new gadget, you have my respect. It was easy right? Just hit 20 buttons in sequence and presto! O.K., I exaggerate, but luckily I have a secret weapon, my 13 year old who teaches me. But just when I think she's a genius, I ask for her help with the laundry and she can't decide which pile her colored shirt should be in. Finding partners who you can share learning back and forth can be very beneficial. Learning becomes a balance of achieving specific goals and yet being open to those opportunities which just happen. It's not being afraid to take the first steps because we all have a list of past accomplishments. And it's about partnering with those who can really make a difference. There are many base agencies that specialize in helping people with their educational goals Ð stop by or give them a call. Optimal health goes a long way to support your learning objectives too so don't forget the medical group! I wish you an enriching 2009 filled with tons of wonderful things to learn. But beware, 2009 will be over before you know it.Looking back for the futureOut with the old; in with a (busier) New YearBy Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr.45th SW commanderWell, let me begin by wishing all of you a very Happy New Year. I hope you were able to take a little time off, get some much needed rest, spend time with family and friends and re-charge your inner batteries from what was a very busy 2008. And, thanks to all of you, a very successful 2008. Every chance I get, and everywhere I travel, I continue to make the point that without the work all of you do, it would be impossible to have the kind of record, reputation and resolve you have established within Air Force Space Command, the Air Force, and the Department of Defense. That being said, I want you to know we won't have time to rest on our laurels. Hardly. 2009 looks even busier than last year. To date, the Eastern Range manifest is already loaded with 25+ missions with a complex mix of military, NASA, scientific and commercial launches. United Launch Alliance, which plans to launch a total of 19 satellite-delivery missions this year, will launch nine Delta and five Atlas rockets right here from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. In addition, both NASA and SpaceX each have five proposed rocket launches here. As we launch rockets, remember that war fighters around the world Ð regardless of the uniform they are wearing Ð know the information and intelligence they are getting is spoton accurate thanks to your work in getting satellites into orbit. We have been Ð and are now more than ever Ð essentially vital in the Global War on Terror. Never forget that. And never forget the nearly 100 local Airmen currently deployed in harm's way. They are serving to keep us free. We will never forget their sacrifices and we will continue to do what we can to help keep the home fires burning back here for their left-behind family members. One Air Force leader recently made it clear no Airmen will be forgotten, whether they are serving here at bases here in the States or in a remote, forward deployed area. "They're working hard, they have a mission and they have a sense of purpose," said Gen. Norton Schwartz, Air Force Chief of Staff. "And so it's our job, as senior leaders, to make sure the mission and their sense of purpose is properly directed and that we take care of and cultivate their spirit. We intend to do that," he said. And I intend to do that as well. Take care of one another. Go Sharks! From From the the top top Commander's o r n e r

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By Lt. Col. Michael TillemaDetachment 3 commanderNine 45th Operations Group personnel led the Department of Defense charge supporting NASA and helped bring the Space Shuttle Endeavour back to Kennedy Space center during the recent ferry flight of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) and the Shuttle. Detachment 3 is the only unit in the Air Force that coordinates ferry flight operations at DoD airfields across the U.S. That support includes security, transportation, billeting, fuel, public affairs, and airfield support equipment for two aircraft and up to 50 personnel. From Det. 3, Lt. Col. Dave Impiccini led the team with Lt. Col. Robert Lindsay, Lt. Col. Tom Lombardi, Maj. Tom Cross and Mr. Mike Skaggs. Mr. Skaggs provided critical logistics expertise due to the unusually large cargo on board the C-17 Pathfinder, which is also used to carry the NASA support personnel and provide advance weather reporting en route. Additionally, the 45th Weather Squadron provided critical weather support for all 24 potential en route bases. From the 45th WS were Staff Sgt. Dan Kern, Kathy Winters, Mike McAleenan and Todd McNamara, who provided continuous support throughout the mission from the Range Weather Operations Center at Cape Canaveral AFS. The route from Edwards AFB to KSC required two overnight stops and the subsequent loading and offloading of the equipment. After NASA prepared the orbiter for transport and waited for an acceptable weather window, the team was able to depart. After a refueling stopover at Biggs Army Airfield in El Paso, Texas, the flight continued to Fort Worth Naval Air Station, Texas. After 45th WS personnel forecasted good weather at KSC, the flight departed for Barksdale AFB, La. Based on those forecasts, the route of flight kept the SCA and orbiter just behind a very hazardous weather system that was crossing the central United States. This system caused 39 tornadoes, 28 hailstorms and more than 140 high wind events throughout the southeast U.S., including 45 mph of wind at KSC the day before. Col. Bernie Gruber, 45th Operations Group commander, stated, "this is the perfect example of superb teamwork for a complex interagency operation; I'm amazed, but not surprised, how well the entire ferry flight process came together."Jan. 9, 2009 Missileer 3 The following individuals recently graduated from the NCOAcademy at Tyndall AFB, Fla.: Distinguished Graduate Tech. Sgt. Kirsten Guy 12th Airborne Command Control Squadron Tech. Sgt. Jeffery Hackworth 45th Civil Engineer Squadron Tech. Sgt. Bill Brady 45th Space Wing Tech. Sgt. Steven Beach Detachment 2, 45th Operations Group Tech. Sgt. Robert Stewart II 260th Air Traffic Control Squadron Tech. Sgt. Alex Christl 12th Airborne Command Control SquadronSharks fly with shuttle on return trip Photo by Chris CalkinsThe Space Shuttle Endeavour sits piggyback atop it's ferry plane as it passed over Patrick Air Force Base.Photo courtesy of Lt. Col. Michael TillemaLt. Col. Mike Tillema, Lt. Col. Robert Lindsay, Lt. Col. Dave Impiccini with the shuttle after its successful landing at Kennedy Space Center.

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http://www.patrick.af.mil4Jan. 9, 2009 MissileerBy Capt. Jeffrey Hall45th SWLegal officeFew things in the Air Force seem to cause as much confusion and frustration as fundraisers. What should normally be a very simple operation can often turn into a nightmare of epic proportions. The first step to fundraising is getting permission. At Patrick AFB, authority to give permission for fundraisers has been delegated to 45th Force Support Squadron commander. Submit all requests through the 45th Force Support Squadron Command Section using a 45 SW Form 400. Please submit requests at least 21 days before the event is to occur. Your request should include who is requesting the event, the place and time when the event is to be held, identify the items to be sold, and state the location of the event. Your request must also include the name and phone number of the requesting organization's representative and phone number. There are certain types of fundraisers that are unauthorized. Here is a nonexclusive list of what you can't do: sell alcohol; conduct games of chance, lotteries, or other gambling type activities (raffles are a possible exception); host a car wash; do anything that would duplicate or compete with AAFES; solicit funds on base; and you can't participate in fundraisers while in uniform. Fundraisers can only be conducted away from the workplace and off-duty. Soliciting or selling in the duty section is strictly prohibited. Doing so in lobbies, break rooms, or other common areas is permissible. Remember that you fundraise as part of a nonfederal entity. As such, the U.S. Government cannot contribute money, materials, or any other active support to your organization. The Joint Ethics Regulation is very specific as to what constitutes misuse of government property. Thus, working on a fundraiser while on duty, or using a copier at work to make fliers are misuses of government resources. Further, fundraisers must not detract from the Air Force Assistance Fund or Combined Federal Campaign if conducted during the same time frame. Raffles appear to be an easy and relatively profitable way to raise funds, however, there a few notable restrictions before you start. First, raffles cannot violate existing local law. Second, only officially recognized Private Organizations can conduct raffles on an occasional and infrequent basis and the raffle must benefit the entire military community. Raffles to raise funds for purely social, recreational, or entertainment purposes are not permitted. Sorry, you're going to have to come up with another way to underwrite the cost of that weekend trip to the Keys. The final hurdle is that all requests to hold raffles must be reviewed and approved by the base legal office. The bottom line is that fundraising is a tricky area. This article only serves as a 30,000 foot flyby over the voluminous rules governing fundraisers in the Air Force. If you're contemplating a fundraiser, you'll save yourself and your organization a lot of trouble by starting early and getting the required permission. By going through the correct channels, you can get your fundraiser approved and insulate your organization from any problems for not following the rules. For more information please contact the legal office at 4947357.By Capt. Richard FigueiredoAir Force Technical Applications CenterThe Space Coast Company Grade Officer Association with the help of the Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program is hosting a bone marrow donor recruitment drive Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This humanitarian endeavor's objectives are to help find a bone marrow donor for a boy named Jason and to increase the number of registered bone marrow donors with the National Marrow Donor Program. Jason is a military dependent who was born with Fanconi's Anemia (FA), which leads to bone marrow failure, leukemia and other types of cancer. Jason's most critical hurdle will be the inevitable bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately, no one in his family is a match, he will have to rely on someone's donation. This boisterous 2-year-old loves playing with cars, wrestling with his sister and still manages to keep a cheerful attitude despite his struggles. By registering as a donor you can help Jason and many others like him. I myself am a bone marrow recipient. In 2006 I was diagnosed with advanced Acute Myeloid Leukemia, enduring several sessions of chemotherapy before going in to remission. Fortunately my brother was an eligible donor with a 100 percent match. This life changing experience reinforced my commitment to help in the fight against cancer. Over 70 life threatening illnesses including many types of cancer can be treated with bone marrow transplants. A bone marrow transplant restores the body's immune system and ability to make healthy blood products. Volunteering to register in the Bone Marrow program will bring Jason a step closer to finding a donor. It will also support DoD members and their families by increasing the availability of donors and decrease the time required to complete transplants. Quick access to large numbers of accurately typed donors is the best way to give military members and their families an opportunity to fight cancer and save lives. To date more than six million Americans, including more than 400,000 service members, have registered as marrow donors. Whether you serve in the military or not, please take a few minutes during the drive to register as a marrow donor. Anyone between the ages of 18-60 in good general health who meets the health guidelines similar to donating blood can participate. The process is painless and simple; sign a consent form (DoD Form 2576) and provide an oral swab. The drives will be held at the following locations: • Tuesday: Professional Development Center, Bldg. 530 • Wednesday: Base Exchange • Thursday: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Bldg. 1645Just a few minutes of your time could save a lifeRaising funds? Do it right to avoid epic problems Photo courtesy of Capt. Richard FigueiredoThis is Jason. Your bone marrow donation may save his life.

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Jan. 9, 2009 Missileer 5 Tech. Sgt. Amy Tupper45th Space Communications SquadronReason for nomination " Sergeant Tupper is an indispensable member of the base Communications Security team. She is a superlative alternate manager, leading the biannual validation of more than 1,500 cryptographic items, resulting in 100 percent affirmed accountability. Sergeant Tupper rigorously updated the software of 60 new data encryption devices ensuring a smooth transition to the next generation system. She is always ready to help those less fortunate. She single-handedly organized a squadron team to participate in the Susan G. Komen 2008 Central Florida Race for the Cure. Her efforts amassed $515 in donations, contributing to an overall total of over $600,000 for the battle against cancer. Sergeant Tupper is a role model not only professionally but in life as well." Gary Smith, 45th SCS How long have you been at this duty station? Three years, four months What is your hometown? South Portland, Maine. What's your favorite motto or words you live/work by? "Honesty is such a lonely word." Ð Billy Joel What inspired you to go beyond the call of duty? "I don't think I need inspiration to do my job it's just what I do! I have a hard time NOT doing my job to the best of my ability." Why do you serve? "The Air Force has offered me great opportunities that I don't believe would have happened for me otherwise. I may get frustrated at times but I have never regretted my decision to make the Air Force a career. I'm proud to serve my country." Warrior of the week

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http://www.patrick.af.mil6Jan. 9, 2009 MissileerAn important message from Chief McKinleyBy Chief Master Sgt. Rodney McKinleyChief Master Sergeant of the Air ForceOur Air Force's number three priority is "Develop and care for Airmen and their families." This isn't a catch-phrase our senior leadership developed, it is true Ð we care about you. Throughout my career, a core principle of our Air Force leadership has always remained true Ð we take care of Airmen and their families. At every level of leadership, from first-line supervisors, to first sergeants, chiefs and commanders, to the Secretary of the Air Force, we are committed to doing what's right for our Airmen and their loved ones. I know there are many issues causing us stress today. We are a nation fighting a war on two fronts. Many Airmen are in a tough deployment schedule. Others remaining at home station may be swamped from picking up the extra workload of the deployed Airmen. Our nation is in the midst of the biggest financial crisis seen in a long while. Some Airmen are being hit hard in their investments or by fluctuations in the housing market. Many more may struggle to pay their bills or from the strain of higher day-to-day living expenses. I know there are Airmen who battle seemingly desperate situations. Sometimes Airmen or their family members feel legal, relationship, financial or medical burdens are insurmountable and beyond bearing Ð but they are not. Recently we have experienced an increase in the number of suicides within our Air Force family. These are terrible, tragic losses Ð not only for the Air Force, but also for the family left behind, their friends, peers and wingmen. This hurts us all deeply; right to the core. We want you to know; no matter the trouble or how hopeless the situation may seem, there is always someone who can help... someone you can turn to. Every Airman matters, regardless of where you are stationed, or whether you are active duty, guard, reserve, or civilian Ð you are part of our Air Force family. So many people care about you Ð more than you know; family, friends, co-workers, supervisors, first sergeants, chaplains, medical professionals and senior leaders are ready and willing to listen and help. Just give them a chance. If you are feeling overwhelmed by circumstances in your life, share your burdens with those who care greatly about you. There is always someone who will be there for you. Don't ever think you are alone or that no one will understand. We will understand and we will help you. It doesn't matter whether you write, call, or e-mail, please reach out. We are an Air Force family and you mean a lot to all of us. If you feel you are at the end of your road, you are not Ð call me. I care about you and I will ensure you receive the help you need.By Staff Sgt. J.G. BuzanowskiSecretary of the Air Force Public AffairsWASHINGTON (AFNS) Ð The Air Force is adopting new terminology to better reflect participation in today's joint fight, the Air Force chief of staff advised in a letter to the field. Airmen who were previously categorized as filling non-standard or "in lieu of" (ILO) taskings now will be referred to as filling a joint expeditionary tasking, or JET."When it comes to being part of the joint fight, the Air Force is all in," Gen. Norton Schwartz said. "The term JET reinforces our commitment to the joint fight as an equal member of the joint team. The amazing contributions Airmen make around the world every day are not in lieu of anything."The Air Force change comes on the heels of a larger shift within the entire Department of Defense. As of Oct. 1, DOD terminology for "in Lieu of" taskings was refined and broken out into three separate sourcing categories to more narrowly and accurately define the nature of the tasks military members perform. "JET reflects on our unity as America's Armed Forces. This new term says the Air Force is not Ôriding the pine' as a 2nd string player (aka in lieu of tasking), but we are star players on a very deep bench," said 45th Space Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Larry Malcom. The DOD categories for non-standard taskings previously referred to as ILO are now: • Joint Force/Capability Solution: military members from one service who perform their core mission in place of military members from another service. • AD-HOC: military members from one service combined with military members and equipment from another Service into a single deployable unit • ILO: military members performing mission capabilities outside of their normal competencies An Air Force RED HORSE team filling an Army engineering battalion requirement would be an example of a joint force/capability solution task. An example of an adhoc task would be a provincial reconstruction team, a capability which is built when needed and not contained in any Service. Currently the Air Force does not have any taskings which meet the new DOD definition for ILO. Regardless, General Schwartz stressed the term JET would be used for all non-standard taskings to help capture the magnitude of Airmen's service. While DOD terminology will still be used in joint planning, Airmen will use the term JET internally to encompass all of these terms to "emphasize our contribution to the fight with a single term that reflects our esprit and mission," the general said. "When our nation needs us, we answer the call," he said.New terminology recognizes contributions of Airmen Photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael BoquetteChief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Rodney McKinley coins Staff Sgt. Matthew Cramer for his work as a bulk fuels storage attendant with the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron. Sergeant Cramer briefed the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz Oct. 20, during a visit to their location.Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason EpleyGen. Norton Schwartz

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By Jodi Jordan505th Command and Control Wing Public AffairsMELBOURNE, Fla. Ð America's combat edge got sharper recently, as the Air Force's first E-8C Joint STARS aircraft to be equipped with new engines was unveiled here last month. The new Pratt and Whitney JT8D-219 engines will make Joint STARS quieter, more reliable and more effective for the warfighter, and 505th Command and Control Wing Airmen stationed here were, and will continue to be, an integral part of the improvement. The Joint STARS, which stands for Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, is an airborne battle management, command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform. It monitors the battlespace in near-real time through several different radar, communications and datalink systems, said Maj. Tracy Carver, E-8C Joint STARS qualified sensor officer stationed here with the 505th CCW's 605th Test and Evaluation Squadron Detachment 2. "Joint STARS provides critical and timely battle management, surveillance and targeting information on moving and stationary ground targets," Carver said. "It gives commanders on the ground the key information they need." A crowd of more than 100 distinguished visitors, government officials, contracting personnel and military members gathered in a hangar in the Northrop Grumman facility here to see the first re-engined aircraft. This test aircraft is operated by the Joint STARS Joint Task Force, for which members of Det. 2 serve as the Air Combat Command component. Det. 2 is a contingent of 29 Airmen who provide warfighter expertise for Joint STARS acquisition through full-spectrum test, evaluation and advanced technology development. The Airmen of Det. 2 work closely with other members of the Joint STARS Test Force from Electronic Systems Center and the US Army to provide on-site expertise for Joint STARS modernization programs, ensuring greater operational capability reaches the war fighter, said Lt. Col. Andy Veres, commander of Det. 2. Veres, who has worked with Joint STARS for more than 12 years called the unveiling of the aircraft a "milestone," and expressed his enthusiasm for the entire re-engining project. "I'm especially proud today," Veres said. "Today, we're not just reflecting on all the accomplishments we've had in the past with Joint STARS. We're looking into the future and the next two decades with this platform." For Tech. Sgt. Trevor Shearer, a Joint STARS airborne intelligence technician stationed at Det. 2, seeing the aircraft with the new engines was one of the most rewarding experiences of his two and a half years with Det. 2. "This is definitely going to improve mission capability," Shearer said. "The Joint STARS will be able to better support the troops on the ground, and it enhances the information they can give battlefield commanders to make decisions." The Joint STARS, which is built on a modified Boeing 707 platform, is a high-demand weapons system that provides battle management and actionable information to battlefield commanders in the Global War on Terrorism. The new engines will help Joint STARS be even more effective and reliable, according to Veres. The 116th Air Control Wing at Robins AFB, Ga., is the only unit operating the E-8C Joint STARS. The 116th flies Joint STARS combat operations from a deployed location in Southwest Asia. Jan. 9, 2009 Missileer 7 Airmen help roll out new engines on Joint STARS

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http://www.patrick.af.mil8Jan. 9, 2009 Missileer 45678910 11121314151617 SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday To publish events of base-wide interest in future issues, e-mail eventscalendar@patrick.af.mil18192021222324 25262728293031Events Calendar 45SW Training Day AFSPCFamily DayDinner Buffet with Karaoke 6-10 p.m. Golf Course Kid's Night Out 6-11 p.m. Youth Programs Latin Night 10 p.m. Ð 2 a.m. The Tides Surf Fishing Class 7-11 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Safe Boater Course 9:30-11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Sailing Class 2-3:30 p.m. Outdoor Recreation Early Bird Bingo 6:15 p.m. The Tides Bone Marrow Donor Recruitment Drive 9:30 a.m. Ð 2:30 p.m. Cape Canaveral Bldg. 1645 Auto Hobby Shop Clinic 6-8 p.m. Tampa RVSuper Show Trip Outdoor Recreation Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. Ð 1:30 p.m. The Tides Martin Luther King Day Bowling Special, $1 games Rocket Lanes 3-Tank Open Water Shark Dive Outdoor Recreation Pajama Club Story Time 6:15 p.m. Base Library Girl's Night Out 6:30-9:30 p.m. Youth Programs Sass ÔN Brass 6-10 p.m. The Tides Safe Boater Course 9:30-11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Framing Class 9 a.m. Ð 4 p.m. Watercolor Workshop 10 a.m. Ð 4 p.m. Arts &Crafts Bowling Special for kids 1-5 p.m. Rocket Lanes Surf Fishing Class 5-7 p.m. Outdoor Recreation Texas Hold Ôem 5-10 p.m. The Tides Safe Boater Course 9:30-11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Sailing Class 2-3:30 p.m. Outdoor Recreation Surf Fishing Class 7-11 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. Ð 1:30 p.m. The Tides Safe Boater Course 9:30-11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Story Time 10 a.m. Base Library Birthday Night The Tides Ultimate Frisbee Challenge 7 a.m. Multi-Purpose Field Early Bird Bingo 6:15 p.m. The Tides Surf Fishing Class 9-11 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Surf Fishing Class 7-11 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Teen Night 7-10:30 p.m. Youth Programs Janice &Rene 6-10 p.m. The Tides Safe Boater Course 9:30-11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Sailing Class 2-3:30 p.m. Outdoor Recreation Space Warrior 5K Run/1.5 Mile Walk 7 a.m. (Patrick)/7:30 a.m. (Cape) Bone Marrow Donor Recruitment Drive 9:30 a.m. Ð 2:30 p.m. Base Exchange Early Bird Bingo 6:15 p.m. The Tides Bone Marrow Donor Recruitment Drive 9:30 a.m. Ð 2:30 p.m. Professional Development Center Safe Boater Course 9:30-11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Story Time 10 a.m. Base Library Classes start for Columbia College and Embry-Riddle University Education Center Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. Ð 1:30 p.m. The Tides

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Jan. 9, 2009 Missileer 9 Photo by Airman 1st Class David DobrydneyThe 45th Civil Engineer Squadron Intramural Volleyball team returns the ball to the Air Force Technical Applications Center team's side of the net during the Volleyball Championship Dec. 19 at the Fitness Center. AFTAC won two consecutive rounds to take the match.AFTAC-ular!

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10Jan. 9, 2009 Missileer http://www.patrick.af.milCommissary ClosureThe Commissary will be closed for a reset Tuesday and Wednesday. We will have our Grand Opening Thursday.Hometown News ProgramIf you've been recently promoted or received an award or other honor, you can let the folks back home know about it with the Hometown News Release Program. Contact the Public Affairs office at 494-5923 for information.A&FRC classesThe Airman and Family Readiness Center is hosting the following classes, located at the A&FRC, Building 722 unless otherwise noted: • Applying for Air Force Jobs: today, 9-11 a.m. • Career Change Orientation: Tuesday, 9-10:30 a.m. • Critical Incident Stress Management Training: Wednesday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. Ð 4:30 p.m.Torch ClubYouth Programs' Torch Club meets every Monday from 4 to 5 p.m. This leadership group is exclusively for youth ages 11-13 and affords them an excellent opportunity to make a difference within Youth Programs and the community. For more information, call 494-3770.Youth Walking ClubYouth Programs' FitFactor "Walk Around the World" walking club is a yearlong walking program for youth and their family members to help Youth Programs reach its goal of walking 42,000 miles in a year. The club meets every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Warfit Track. All youth must be registered in FitFactor in order for the miles they walk to count. For more information, call 494-3770.Spring Soccer and Baseball RegistrationSpring soccer and baseball /softball/T-ball registration is underway at Youth Programs. Registrations are accepted Monday through Friday from 1:30 to 6 p.m. Youth must be a current member of Youth Programs and must have a current physical on file that is current through the entire season. Cost is on $30 per youth. Uniform, participation medal, and a closing ceremony are included in the price. For more information and to register, call 494-4747.Walk Around the WorldHelp Youth Programs reach their goal of walking 42,000 miles (the distance to every Air Force Base in the U.S.) by Nov. 5, 2009. Their FitFactor "Walk Around the World" program is for youth 5-18 years of age. Youth must be a registered participant in the FitFactor program to log miles walked. There will be prizes awarded. Parents may register in the program to help achieve the goal. For more information and to register, call 494-4747.School Age ProgramGive your kindergarten through 5th grader a well-supervised, fun and safe place to be after school. Openings are now available in Youth Programs' School Age Program. The program offers a great variety of extended fun and educational activities that enable continuous learning while parents complete their work day. For more information, call 494-4749.Bridgestone Golf Ball Fitting Challenge/Demo DayFind out which golf ball is right for you at the Bridgestone Golf Ball Fitting Challenge/Demo Day Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Manatee Cove Golf Course. A Bridgestone Challenge Technician will use the Science Eye Launch Monitor to analyze a golfer's launch data and recommend a proper fitting golf ball for that golfer's optimum performance. For more information, call 494-GOLF. (No federal endorsement intended.)Space Warrior 5K Run/1.5 Mile WalkThe Patrick AFB and CCAFS Fitness Centers will host the Space Warrior 5K Run/1.5 Mile Walk Wednesday, at 7 a.m. at Patrick and at 7:30 a.m. at the Cape. At Patrick, runners and walkers will start/finish in front of the Fitness Center. The 5K route will be to the FamCamp and back. Walkers will turn around at the 3/4 mile marker on Rescue Road and return. At CCAFS, runners and walkers will start/finish in front of the Fitness Center and will follow the jogging trail. Walkers will turn around at the 3/4 mile marker and return to the blue start line. Runners will follow the loop and return to the blue start line. Participants will be timed and Commander's Cup Points will be awarded. For more information and to register, call 494-4947 (Patrick) or 853-3966 (Cape).Auto Hobby Shop ClinicsThe Auto Hobby Shop will have a free clinic Thursday, from 6 8 p.m. and another Jan. 24, from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information and to register, call 494-2537.Tampa RV Super ShowOutdoor Recreation will host a bus trip to the RV Super Show in Tampa Thursday. Cost is $20 and seating is limited. For more information and to register, call 4944747. FRIDAY Ð Australia (Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman) In Australia prior to World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a cattle station the size of Maryland. When cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving terrain. Rated PG-13 (action violence/peril, language, thematic material) 175 min SATURDAY Ð The Boy In The Striped Pajamas (Asa Butterfield, Zac Mattoon O'Brian) Eight year-old Bruno is the son of a Nazi officer whose promotion takes the family from their home in Berlin to a desolate area where the lonely boy finds nothing to do and noone to play with. There he meets Shmuel, a boy his own age who lives a parallel, alien existence on the other side of a barbed wire fence. Rated PG-13 (mature thematic material involving the Holocaust) 95 min Adults 12 & older Ð $4, children 6-11 Ð $2, children 5 & under are free. Doors open at 7 p.m. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Mixed 2-Person Golf TournamentThe Manatee Cove Golf Course will host a MIxed 2-person No Scotch Golf Tournament Feb. 7, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Format is an 18-hole, 2-person mixed team (one man and one woman). In this format, team members tee off and then switch balls, each playing the second shot from where the ball lies. Beginning with the third shot, the two team members play out the hole as a scramble and record the one low ball as the team score. Participants can sign up now in the Pro Shop with payment due at that time. Participants can save $5 by signing up and paying before Jan. 30. Cutoff for signing up is noon Feb. 5 and there will be no refunds after that date. Entry fees include cart, green fee, dinner and awards. Prices are as follows: Annual Pass Ð $35 until Jan. 30, $40 after; Annual Fee Ð $38 until Jan. 30, $43 after; Punch Card Holders Ð $48 until Jan. 30, $53 after; All others Ð $53 until Jan. 30, $58 after. Patrons who come for the buffet only may purchase tickets in advance for $13.95 or at the door for $18. For more information and to sign up, call 494-GOLF.

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Jan. 9, 2009 Missileer 11High flyers highlight STS-72 missionBy Mark Cleary45th SW History OfficeThe primary objectives of the STS-72 mission launched in January 1996 were to: 1) retrieve the Japanese Space Flyer (JSF) spacecraft on Flight Day 3, and 2) deploy and retrieve the Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology (OAST) Flyer on Flight Day 4 and Flight Day 6 respectively. The JSF spacecraft contained three automated laboratories, and it had been launched into orbit on March 18, 1995 on an H-II expendable launch vehicle from the Tanegashima launch site in Japan. In preparation for the JSF's retrieval, the spacecraft was powered down and its 64-foot-wide solar array was retracted to allow grappling and placement of the payload in the Shuttle's cargo bay. The OAST Flyer was the sixth in a series of missions employing the SPARTAN carrier, and it carried four experiments together with the means to record all scientific and "housekeeping" data associated with the flyer in its free-flying mode. Secondary objectives included operations involving the Shuttle Laser Altimeter/Get Away Special, the Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Instrument, and two Extravehicular Activities (EVAs) to demonstrate International Space Station ALPHA assembly techniques. There were also six in-cabin payloads: 1) the Physiological and Anatomical Rodent Experiment, 2) the Space Tissue Loss payload, 3) the Protein Crystal Growth Experiment, 4) The Commercial Protein Crystal Growth Experiment, 5) the Microgravity Plant Nutrient Experiment and 6) the Midcourse Space Experiment, which used orbiter thruster firings as a sensor calibration and evaluation target for space-based sensors on an MSX satellite (orbited before the Shuttle mission). Col. Brian Duffy commanded Endeavour on the mission, and Navy Lt. Cdr. Brent Jett, Jr. piloted the orbiter. The mission specialists were Dr. Leroy Chiao, Dr. Daniel Barry, Navy Capt. Winston Scott, and Koichi Wakata. The lift-off from Complex 39B was scheduled for 9:18 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) on Jan. 11, 1996. The mission was expected to last approximately nine days as Endeavour orbited Earth at an altitude of 250 nautical miles. Normal landing was scheduled for the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) at the Kennedy Space Center Jan. 20. Two unplanned holds during the countdown delayed the launch somewhat January 11, but Endeavour lifted off at 09:41 a.m. GMT. The crew grappled the JSF spacecraft successfully January 13 at 10:57 GMT, and they stowed it in the cargo bay less than an hour later. The OAST was deployed and retrieved successfully, and the EVAs Jan. 15 and 17 met most of their objectives. Following a "good burn" at 6:44 a.m. GMT Jan. 20, Endeavour landed safely at the Kennedy Space Center at 0741:40 a.m. on the same day. Support forces were released about 80 minutes later. History Highlights STS-72 lifts off Jan. 11, 1996.45th Medical Group Staff ReportAs part of the Department of Defense tobacco free initiative, "Make Everyone Proud," all military beneficiaries will have access to free tobacco cessation services. Each participant will be able to receive formal support through one of three ways: the Health and Wellness Center Tobacco Cessation Course (one hour per week over six weeks), the Florida Tobacco "Quit for Life" Line, or the American Lung Association's "Freedom from Smoking" online course. Participants enrolled in one of the support programs will also be able to access a variety of prescription medications, such as Chantix, Zyban, or nicotine patches. Studies have shown that participants who complete a combination of pharmaceutical treatment and a support program have the best chance at permanent tobacco cessation. "Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of illness in the U.S. and now the Air Force is offering medications and more treatment options to help users quit. It is an exciting opportunity to be able to help more people overcome this lethal addiction", said Lt. Col. (Dr.) Teresa Skojac, Chief of the Medical Staff at the 45th Medical Group. Anyone who is ready to "kick the habit" should call 494-2660, or speak to their primary care manager for more information.Medical Group and Health Center offer ways to help you quit smokingA Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Luncheon will be held Jan. 16 from 11:30 a.m. Ð 1 p.m. at The Tides. The guest speaker will be Col. (ret.) Nathan Thomas, Jr. Cost will be $13 for club members and $14 for non-members. To purchase tickets, contact the following: 45th Contracting Squadron: Katrina Porter, 494-9971 45th Operations Group: Tech. Sgt. Nathan Wright, 4946668 45th Launch Group: Master Sgt. Michael Jackson, 7306322 45th Medical Group: Robert Southern, 494-8892; Jada Jackson, 494-0163; Johnnie Stockton, 494-6756; or Donna Ferguson, 494-8546 Legal Office: Staff Sgt. Lasasha Woods, 494-7512 920th Rescue Wing: Sheila Southern, 494-6126 AFTAC: Capt. Darrell Pressley, 494-7738 DEOMI: Tech. Sgt. Darvin Moore, 494-7386Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Luncheon

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http://www.patrick.af.mil12Jan. 9, 2009 Missileer When you go, will you leave anything behind?By Chaplain (Lt. Col.) David Turner45th SW ChapelRecently I was invited to return to my first pastorate to help them celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of their Church. I led the Pastoral prayer during which I asked the people of the congregation to give thanks for the saints who had gone before them by saying their names. It was a great time of remembrance as people across the congregation offered up the names of others who had sat with them in the pews over the years. People who had blessed their lives and made a difference in their faith, the memories flooded. I was blessed to hear names such as the elder who led the building of the fellowship hall; the name of the man who had the vision of moving the church from the mill hill out to a new subdivision; the name of an elder who was grandmother to all in the church and who taught us how to do acts of kindness. We remembered a Clerk of the Session, who led us into a ministry with the Iredell Youth Home and taught a class of first grade girls; we shared the story of the last charter member who was "Mrs. Presbyterian" to her dying day. It was awesome to reflect on the contributions of men who quietly helped families in times of need, women who ministered to the sick and dying, children who learned lessons of love and caring from Sunday school teachers willing to give their time. We spent some precious moments remembering those saints and realizing those good times were woven through the various ministries of the five pastors who were there, each of us being bound to the other by the saints we had known and loved. In the Air force we often are so intent on the problems of today and the anticipations of tomorrow that we gloss over and forget the contributions of those who have gone before us. Over the years Patrick Air Force Base has fulfilled its mission by the hard work and contribution of men and women who have believed in our nation and its causes. They have laid a foundation for us and we have built on the experience and contribution of their trust and faith. These are people who have dedicated their lives to being of service to our country. Every time the flag whispers in the wind their memory should whisper in our minds and we should be grateful for the gift of their lives and contributions. Sometime when you walk across the base ponder your legacy. What will future Airmen honor or remember about your service here at Patrick AFB? Presidents and generals are not the only ones who leave footprints for others to follow, today a young airman may be looking for a path to follow, would you want it to be yours? I believe the greatest legacy I can leave will be written in the pride with which I have served and the hand up I have given to others. That is a true legacy. Chaplain's Corner CatholicDaily Mass (Tues. Ð Fri.) at 11:30 a.m. in the Seaside Chapel. Saturday : 4 p.m. confession, 5 p.m. Mass in the South Patrick Chapel. Sunday : 8:30 a.m. Mass in South Patrick Chapel, and 11:30 a.m. Mass in the Seaside Chapel. Religious education classes: 10-11 a.m. at the Education Center for pre-K Ð 6th grade, Youth Ministry for 7th-8th grade, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Education center; for 9th-12th grade 6-8 p.m. at the Shark Center.ProtestantSunday : 9 a.m. Ð Traditional Worship in the Seaside Chapel. 11 a.m. Ð Praise and Worship Service in the South Patrick Chapel. Wednesday : 5:15 p.m. Ð Family Night meal and study at South Patrick Chapel.Jewish For more information, contact Barry Chefer at 494-6063.IslamicTuesday: 6-7 p.m. Ð Islamic studies, South Chapel, room 105. For Islamic worship services, contact Marvin Hagan at 254-6727 or the Islamic Society of Brevard County at 984-4129. "As commanders and supervisors we ask for your support to encourage your sharpest Airmen to apply for the LEAD program," the general and the chief said. These commissioning opportunities are available to Airmen with high moral character, who demonstrate leadership ability, and have competitive scholastic scores. "If you have young, hard chargers in your command who demonstrate outstanding character and values coupled with leadership potential, please urge them to consider a commissioning path through our Academy," Chief McKinley said. Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr., 45th Space Wing commander is a former enlisted member and concurs with the Air Force Chief of Staff. "I'm proud of my enlisted background, and I encourage all 45th Space Wing leaders to reach out and encourage their Airmen to take advantage of this great opportunity," Gen. Bolton said. "Future leaders can come from anywhere; I'm proof positive of that," he said. The basic application criteria for Airmen is they must be less than 23 years of age by July 1 for entry to the Academy or less than 22 years of age by July 1 for entry to the Preparatory School; be unmarried; be a U.S. citizen or be able to obtain citizenship prior to entry; and have no dependents. An Airman wishing to apply for an Academy Preparatory School appointment must complete and return an Air Force Form 1786 by Jan. 31. Upon completion, the form and commander's endorsement should be mailed to: HQ USAFA/RRS, 2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 2400, USAF Academy CO 80840. When advising Airmen on Academy applications, commanders and supervisors should encourage all applicants to take the ACT or SAT exam as early and often as necessary to meet Academy application guidelines; take the Candidate Fitness Assessment and Department of Defense Medical Exam as soon as possible. For more information on the LEAD program, contact Donna Najar at DSN 333-3089 or via email. Additional information is available on the Academy Admissions Web site at or at each base education office.Slots available for enlisted to be officersACADEMY, from page 1 I encourage all 45th Space Wing leaders to reach out and encourage their Airmen to take advantage of this great opportunity.Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr. 45TH SPACE WING COMMANDER" "


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