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

Jan. 30, 2009

I:] Base housing policy changes Monday

Retirees, Heservists and

civil service employees now eligible

NIMEET j-@.Fqj

By Chris Calkins
45th SW Ptl,.r ii, rl!,',
Beginning Monday,
base housing in the
Central Housing area
will beavailable to mein-
bers of the Reserves and
Guard, military retire
ees. and Department
of Defense civil service
employees and DOD
contractors, accord
Ing to Sophia Reeves,
Community Director
for 11P Communities
The housing areas.
now known as "The
Landings at Patrick."
were priu .i ..-,] last
November as part of an
effort to provide bet-
ter housing to mill
tary members and
are now managed by
liP Comnumilties. Ms.
Reeves wanted 1o make
sure everyone in lhe
Patrick community
understands this will
not he anl "open door"
policy for those non
active duty people who
want to take advantage
of this opportunity.
"If I I are not active

duty, then everyone
else Wv.,IIIIIp. to live in
on-base housing will be
subject to an extensive
federal background
check. In conjunction
with your 45th Space
Wing Security Forces,"
Ms. Reeves said.
"This isn't intended
In any way to he any
kill-I i ll lim luig lii.. k
We do this wherever we
go: we do it to ensure
that everyone on base
can have a safe and
secure environment:
your personal safety is
Irliirli number one for
us," she said.
In addition tothenew
residents, plans are
being made to trans
form one entire street
In Central Housing
to accommodate both
single and geographici
call" separated service
members and civilian
The plan, accord
ing to Ms. Reeves, Is
designed to create a
"dorm like" experience.
where future residents
would be allowed to
rent a two- or three-

Sophia Reeves (left) of Hunt-Pinnacle shakes hands with Gloria Hall from the
Housing Office on the new arrangement allowing more people to live in base
bedroom house and be the perfect solution housing areas) while
then split the cost. for some of our cus- Pinnacle. American
"In today's economy, toners." she said. Management Services
we know there are peo- Hunt Is also look will take charge of the
ple out there who may Ing at other changes to day-to day operations.
need a safe, secure housing in the coming maintenance and prop-
and affordable place to year. erty management for
live." saki Ms. Reeves. Hunt Development the newly privatized
That's why we're look- Group will be mostly homes.
Ing way outside the box responsible for the "Let's be ri.l,i up
to try and i as many r, IiUl IhlinIii liii- ,ri' il front about every-
people as possible the and Central housing thing; there are going
chance to experience areas) and demolition to be lots of changes
III benefltsofon of some homes (in the and I tlll.sng.' ahead."
base living. This could Central and South See HOUSING, page 8


Vol. 51 No.


Apollo 1

Air Force Space Command: delivering space and missile

capabilities to America and its warfighting commands



2 Jan. 30, 2009 Missileer


The one thing we all have in common

By Brig. Gen.
Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
45th SW commander
As many of you know. Sunday
marks the beginning of Black History
Month. the second of several such De
apartment of Defense special events we
will celebrate throughout the year (the
birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr.. was celebrated last weekly, None is
any more "Important" than the others.
I know many of you may be think
Ing that we as a nation have "out-
grown" the need for these kinds of
theme months. We are more diverse
than at any other time in our nation.
More and more women and minorities
are running for and winning local.
state and national elections.
So why then, do we continue to
have these "special" months solely
devoted to Blacks, lispanics. Women,
Asian / Pacific Americans. American
Indians and for our disabled work
The answer Is simple: because we
still need them, Even though we have
ctome a long way In the "big picture"

From the top

diversity Issue, we're not all the way
there. Yet But 1 truly believe we are
heading In the right direction.
Look around at the faces In our
commander's calls. In our conference
rooms, and in our formations. This Is
not your father's or your mother's
Air Force anymore.
"The times," as the song goes. "they
are a changing' "
If we take a second to consider our
demographic make-up, we realize that
our Air Force members are a direct
reflection of our nation,
We are one. As diverse as America
Is, all of Its peoples come together in
an effort to form that more perfect
union that our founders envisioned.
Part of establishing that more
perfect union Is reaching out across
ethnic and cultural barriers to under
stand, appreciate and even embrace
our differences.
And please, lets not forget that
these observances we hold are much
more than book sales, picture dis-

plays. luncheons, proclamation sign-
Ings and guest speakers.
That's why 1 am asking all super-
visors military and civilians to
encourage their people to become
Interactive within each and every
observance and not just a mere
observer. You'd he surprised what you
can learn when you step Into soneonte
else's shoes ... and see things from
their perspective.
Americans have always been proud
of their diverse ethnic origins. These
themed-months provide opportunities
for different groups to celebrate their
heritage and share their traditions
with fellow citizens. It's an opportu
nity to share and learn. With the key
being that the more you learn about
someone else, the more you see your-
self in them.
To put it bluntly, diversity in the
Air Force and in all brandhes of mili-
tary service is a true force multiplier.
I remember reading once that diver
sity is the one true thing we all have
in conmmont celebrate it every day.
And we shall continue to do Just that,
Thanks again Sharks, for all you do!

Get in peak condition with an educational fitness program

By LL Col. David Hook
5th Space Launrh Squulmnr
By now you have probably already
heard about the findings of a recent
worldwide audit on the effectiveness
of the Air Force's fitness program. You
know the report,., the one that finds
Airmen are not routinely getting their
minimum prescribed weekly exercise,
and that the "fit to fight" program
encourages a "ftl to test" mentality,
This mindset ultimately threatens our
readiness. Senior Air Force leadership
is rumored to lie considering steps to
encourage regular exercise and to pro
mote a culture thai values a lifelong
healthy lifestyle.
As the Air Force renews its focus
on physical fitness, consider also the
importance of educational fitness
on our readiness. Our nation needs
Airmen that understand emerging
technologies, can command and oper-
ate in today's dynamic environment,
while also aiireciatine the unchantr-

Commander's Corner
ing nature of warfare. I'm not talking
about the importance of completing
your CCAF degree, SOS by correspon-
dence, or even earning a Master's
degree. While these are worthwhile
endeavors, the kind of educational
fitness I'm talking about continues
long after you have proudly mounted
your diploma on your office wall. We
need a culture that embraces a life.
long commitment to learning. We can
fortunately apply many of the same
principles of physical fitness to our
educational fitness. A few simple tips
will help you get started.
First. Just as your physical witness
should not be left to chance, your
educational fitness should be guided
ly a program of regular study. Set
aside time to read and reflect on your
profession of arms and current events.
even if It's ust for fifteen minutes a
day. A good starting point for your
program is the CSAF Reading List,
which recommends books for Airmen

of all ranks. Modify the list to suil
your personal Interests.
Second, consider adding some
educational cross training to your
program by including books from the
other services' reading lists. Just as
an effective physical witness program
Incorporates different sports to keep
your training fun and interesting, your
reading plan should feature many dif
ferent subjects and sources of Infor-
mation. Some of your best learning
will come from authors with whomn
you disagree.
Lastly, recruit a partner to Join
you in your educational fitness pro
grant A good partner will challenge
your assumptions and question your
understanding of your studies. Just as
a good running partner helps to push
you beyond your endurance limits, a
reading partner will help you get the
most out of each article.
Follow these simple tips and you
should be well on your way to getting
In peak educational fitness and read

Missileer staff
Brig. Gen, Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
45th Space Wtng Comrmander
Bred swerey
fllel 01 Puiblic Arll s

Capt. Amber Mlllerchip
Depuly ClieTur o Publr Aftall ii

Chris Calklna
C:hierl A CuirenI ipereltrin.
2nd Lt, Karl Wlest
C hNl of Media OCperaoi .

Airman 1st Class
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Jan. 30, 2009 Missileer 3

Annual memorial remembers Apollo 1

By Airman 1st Class
David Dobrydney
45th SW Public Affairs
Many roads on
Patrick AFB bear the
names of historic space
and missile systems.
However, in 1998 the
road formerly known
as Minuteman Street
was renarned Edward
II. While 11 Street in
honor of the Air Force
lieutenant colonel lost
in tlihe Apollo I tragedy
at. Cape Canaveral in
In 1965. Lt. Col.
Edward H. White II
was the first American
to walk in space. Two
years later, he was one
of three men who died
in (lhe Apollo I mishap
at Launch Complex
34. He and Lt. Col.
Gus Grissom were
Air Force officers. Lt.
Cnudr. Roger Chaket
was in the U.S. Na.vt

Minuteman Street was
renamed In Colonel
Wllle's honor during a
Memorial Day cerenlo
ny May 22. 1998.
Every year, on Jan.
27. friends and rela
lives gather at Complex
34 to remember tlhe
fallen astronauts.
But lc.n ilv what
happened Ihal day 42
years ago Te :i,1iI'! By
all accounts it was an
ordinary Fili.iv, eve
ning and the Apollo
launch tean was hard
at work at Launch Pad
34 on Cape Canaveral.
A full dress rehearsal
was In progress for the
Apollo 1 mission. I he
first manned mission
in (he Apollo Program.
NASA astronauts
Gus Grissomn. Edward
White and Roger
Chaffee were strapped
In their seats In Iheir
command module alop
a Saturn IB rocket.

Phstons by Hmaw VYA
Friends, relatives and officials gather at Complex 34 for the Apollo 1 Memorial
Ceremony Tuesday. (Inset) 45th Space Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Edward L.
Bolton Jr. speaks with Lowell Grissom, brother of Lt. Col. Gus Grissom.

Their mission would
test this new space
craft In Earth orbit.
All future Apollo crews
would rely on this cap
suie to see them safely
on their journeys to
and from the moon.
At 6:31 p.m.. the
unthinkable happened,

The vehicle rocked
twice as the alarm
"Fire!" rang out from
inside the capsule.
Pad personnel
scrambled to reach the
White Room, but just
six minutes later when
the unner hatch was
opened, it was already

too late. All three
astronauts had died
from inlihalln carbon
monoxide and other
toxic gases generated
by the flash fire. An
accident revkiw board
laler determined that
the fire was caused by
an electrical arc in an

equipment bay follow-
ing a monetary power
outage. The inves
tigation led to major
design and I nii, i-h i i.-
changes. making the
Apollo spacecraft safer
for the coming jour
neys to the moon.
For the past nine
years, it has been
the Detachment 1I
45th Mission Support
Group tear that has
organized the tmemo
rial ceremony.
"But we should
remember this Isn't
'our event. This is for
the families of three
servicemen who died
in the line of duly. We
II 1 I I" r I .I', 'F I llrl ,"
said Dr. Solmy Witt,
director of operations
for he Detachment,
Editor's note: infor
matron for this story
w'as provided by Kay
Grinter q. Kennedy
Space Center:

Civil servants, reservists now able

to call Patrick 'home sweet home'

HOUSING, from page 1
said Ms. Theresa Ahlln. 45th Space Wing Base
Housing Office.
"But that's nol to say we along with our huIl
and Pinnacle partners won't do -,'i'nlltnln we
can to make this work. Everyone here knows that
housing is a huge quality of life Issue. and we
don't Intend to let anyone down." she said. "Our
(oh is to take care of you; all of us here are very
well aware of that fact and ledicatted lo doing just
Ms. Reeves also emphasized how she and her
staff want It "get involved" with the residents of
Pat rick Air Force Base.
"The last thing we want Is to be iIiihlii of as
Just 'property managers.' We want to he your part
ners- your friends. We in lend to be fully engaged
with the entire housing I.ull th We want to work
hand In-hand with all the 45th Space Wing and

schedule regular fun-filled, family-type activities
everyone can take part in," Ms. Reeves said,
She also said a housing area Community
Information NM .lini (CIM) Is scheduled at the
Shark Center at 6 p.m.. Feb. 12,
"Come on out and see what we have to offer.
Bring us all your qulesllons, we'll do our best
to answer them for you right on the spot," Ms.
Reeves said.
"I can give all of you my solemn word that we
will do .ir[1 hllli in and i I' rn Illlii we can to make
your stay here with us as pleasant as possible.
You deserve 1i11 l1iin less than our best effort
- and rest assured you'll get just that," she said
with emphasis.
Editor's note: For more rilriismnuimr, on leasing
issues on Patrick Air Fbrne Base, please call 321-
777-8282 or qo o patr'ck.plniaeiefwmlhuttoustng.

VA briefing
Representatives from the Veterans
Administration Regional Loan Center will be at
the Base Theater Feb. 11 to speak about Home
Loans, There Is no cost, but reservations must
be made by Tuesday. To make reservations
contact Renae DeWItt at 494-2594/6318.

The 45th C'.il. i. Ill i Squadron has won
the following Air Force Space Command
Outstanding Contracting Unit (large)
AbilityOne Award

The following individual has been select
cd for promotion by the Supplemental
Promotion Board:
Senior Airman Matthew Lawrence
45th Civil M inin-i -r Sqii i.i'rii

Super Bowl hazards off the playing field

Alcohol can turn game weekend into a 'lost' weekend

By Susan Thompson
I 'I, l IF I If ; 11 ''" k I, I I
For some lndivldu
als Super Bowl Sunday
is a huge parly day,
a special day to ilh
er with family and
friends. With the con-
cern that with alcohol.
family violence appears
to increase, we wani
to pay particular atten-
tion to all the excite
mentc that the Super
Bowl brings.
the nighttime hours of
Super Bowl Sunday are
among the most dan
gerous periods of the
year for drinking and
driving, according to a
study by the Autolnobile
Club of Southern
California. The analysis
of California alcohol-
relaled crash data for
1994-2002 measured
alcohol-related deaths
and injuries on 10
national holiday peri-
ods and four special
Comparing Dill
deaths and inju-
ries during the study
period, Super Bowl
Sunday ranks as the
second most danger-
ous at night. Ni liiliiii
hours extend from 5
p.m. Sunday to 4 a.m.t
The study con-
pares the number of
DUil-related deaths and
injuries with what typi
ally would be expect-
ed on non Super Bowl
Sund i night periods int
January and February.
It found that there is a

* Call a friend or family
mnembler for a ride if you
have been drinking.
* Keep a cab cotupany
eIlephone number In
your wallet so you call
call for a ride home.
* As a Super Bowl
partly host, offer a vari-
ety of non alcoholic
drink alternatives.
* Take the car keys
away fror friends and


Super Bowl Sunday ranks as the second most dangerous night to be on the
road. Sylvia (left) and Derek Love, know the importance of celebrating safely.

40 percent increase In
alcohol- related crash
deaths and injuries.
Only the New Year's
period had a greater
The special occa
sons examined in the
study. In addition to
Super Bowl Sillirlin
are St. Patrick's Day,
Clnco de Mayo and
Hlalloween. These peri-
ods are ollen regarded
as having high rates of
drinking and driving.
"hi the hours leading
up) to the Super Bowl,
here is no notable
Increase in DUI related
deaths and inljries,
but that changes dra
mialleally as the hour
nears halfllne." said
study author Steven
Bloch. Ph.D.. senior
research associale for
the Auto Club. "For

eleven hours, beglniing
at five In the evening.
there Is a 40 perecni
increase in alcohol-
related crash fatallties
and injuries."
Bloch added that In
lens of holidays and
special occasions.
.sill' l Inwl ii Il.wis of
part icular concern, "Not
only Is the Increase ttI
alcohol-related deaths
and injuries high on
this day. but with sig
nlficant Increases in
eight of the nine years
analyzed, the spikes
it fatalities and inju-
ries are a predictable
phenomenon. Over the
nine year period the
Increase reprIesents an
additional 254 people
killed or injured In
alcohol-related crash-
es over whal typically
would be expected." he

The most danger
ous time of the year
is the New Year's peri-
od with a 44 percent
increase in alcohol-
related deaths and
injuries at night. After
Super Bowl Sunday.
the Christmas period
(26 percent). Veteran's
Day (21 i...i.-i. I and
Memorial Day weekend
(16 percent) ranked In
the top five of nihili III I,
Dill-related deaths and
The Auto Club
advises that motorists
can keep themselves
aid others safe and
can avoid DUI crash
es by keeping these
safety tips in mind:
SAt Super Bowl parties.
designate non-drink-
ing drivers who can get
everyone home safely.

relatives who have had
too mnch to drink.
With all of this infor
nation in hand. it is
our hope at I',i.llv
Advocacy and ADAPT
that you have a Safe
and enjoyable Super
Bowl S-III. I v with yonr
Family and friends and
return to work n1 gooxl
health. Have A great
Super Bowl Party.

4 Jan. 30, 2009 Missileer


Jan. 30, 2009 Missileer 5


(left to right) 45th Space Wing Public
Affairs historical tour guides John
Hilliard, John "Andy" Anderson, Mike
Gardino, Jim Hale, Walt Starkey, Bob
Graveline and Bill Dickerson stand
to be recognized for their thousands
of volunteer hours following a lun-
cheon Jan. 23 at The Tides.
"These men could forget more than
I'll ever know about the history of
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station,"
said Eric Brian, chief of public affairs
community outreach. "They've guid-
ed literally thousands of tours and
are an asset to the wing, the Air
Force and the United States."

6 Jan. 30, 2009 Missileer

Income Tax help starts Monday

By Tech. Sgt. Peggy
45th SW Ieal e -yo ?
Are you t illiin anx-
Iously for all your tax
r[ocullents to arrive lit
the mall so you can
file your taxes? Do
you have a plan for
your reltrn? Pay off a
few hills?... savings?...
Invesltmenlts?... vaca
lion? If so. you'll Ie
glad to know we are
here I help!
Thanks to dedicated
vollulteers, elcetrou le
rlling of federal Income
tax returns will be pro-
vided this ,t, lihn.,ii ll
Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance (VITA) for
active duty, reservists,
National Guard memn
bers, and retirees.
To file. you will need
to make sure you have
all proper documenta-
lion: W-2 (now avail-

able In lni\l' i) Social
Security cards for
each F1 iih Ie ninlberl
or military dependent
ID with dl i (. h. cul ii
social security tnltll
her. account number
and routing lnuil-
her If Dircct Deposit
of refunds (or to debit
payment or any taxes
due) is desired,
Olher docunienta-
tlon that may apply to
you: 1099s, IiH.iking
documnen s, invest-
tncntl documenils.
child care receipts
Iwith either Tax ID or
EFIN number, name
of provider/dayeare
center, and address).
real estate documents.
Alaska PFD statement.
any other documnlenta
I on wtlh laxable infor
nation on it, expense
statements to itemize
deductions, a copy of
last year's Tax Return

(if available),
The program will
he 1run oul of the
Shark Center starting
Monday and will run
through April 15. It
will be open Monday
i In il l, Friday from 9 to 5 p.rim.
T'I' Shark Center
(Bklg. 3655) Is local-
ed just north of the
Chapel in the Soitlh
Patrick Housing com-
plex (Pelican Coast),
The Shark Center is
on larrier Avenue and
can be accessed from
South Patrick Drive or
SR A1A via Shearwater
Parkway. (the fourth
traffic signal south of
Pineda Causeway). The
Shark Center entrance
to the VITA I.lI'i'L is on
the south side of the
Shark Center.
Call 494 4718 to
make an appointment.

Black History Month

The Iollorwun11 events are scheduled for and the following milestones
occurred during this week:

Sunday: Birth of writer-poet Langston I1 ight '-, 1902
Monday Proclamation Ceremony, Bldg 530 auditorium, 10 a.m.
Tuesday: Book reading. Child Development Center. 9-10 a.m.
Wednesday: Birth of civil rights activist Rosa I i k. 1913
Thursday: Birth of baseball home run king Hank Aaron. 1934
Friday Gospel I:lrd.avagal/,i. Soulh Chapel, 6 9 p.m.

DOD expands eligibility for

GWOT Expeditionary Medal

(AFNS) Department
of Defense officials
recently expanded
the areas of -lih~ilhilllv
for the Global War on
Terrorlsrn Expedition-
ary Medal.
The approved addi
tlons are two countries
- Morocco and Burkina
Faso and Operation
Nomad Shadow. with
an initial AGE of
Turkey and Northern
In March 2003. For
tmer President Bush

approved the Global
War oil Terroristu
Expeditionary Medal
for active duty. Reserve
and Guard inihil.rv
mremtbers hi recogni-
tion for their service
in the Global War on
Terrorism. To be cll
dli. Individuals must
have deployed abroad
on or afler Sept.. 11.
2001. for service Ini
Operation En:Iluniin
Freedom or Operation
Iraqi Freedom.
who iuldinl for both
the Iraq Campaign

Medal mid the GWOT-
EM during the same
Operation Nornad
Shadow deployment
can be awarded either
medal, bul not botIh,
Sc'lrviccTmeCbrs are
not entitled to more
than one campaign or
expeditionary medal
for the same period of
For more infortna-
tion. Airmen can con-
tact their local per
sonnel section or call
the 24-hour Air Force
Contact Center at (800)

Jan. 30, 2009 Missileer 7

CGOA Golf Tournament
The Company Grade Officers Association Is
sponsoring a four person scramble golf tounta
ment at Manatee Cove. Wednesday with a noon
shotgun start. Proceeds will go to support the
Special Olympics. There will be prizes for the
longest drive mind shots closest to the pin. Cost
is $35. with lunch available for an additional
85. Club members receive a free bucket of range
balls. Team reservations are needed by Monday.
To sign up or for more information, contact
Capt. Chris Ryder at 853 1160.

Volunteers needed
Come out and support 500 Special Olympic
athletes as they compete at the 45th Space Wing
COOA Annual Special Olympics South Eastern
Sectional State Basketball Tournament here
Feb. 6 7. Shifts are as follows; Feb. 6. 11 a.m.
5 p.m. and 5-10 p.m., Feb. 7, 7 am. noon
and 11 a.m. 5 p.m. The CGOA needs 100
volunteers (military, civilian or dependants). If
Interested call 1st Lt. Jonathan Semple at 494-
Spectators can see the Feb. 6 events at the
Patrick Youth Center, Patrick Fitness Center,
Schecther Comlmunity Center and Cocoa Beach
Recreation Center.
Events for Feb. 7 will be held at Patrick's
Youth Center, Patrick Fitness Center, DeLaura
Middle School, Roosevelt Elementary, Satellite
High School and Cocoa Beach Junior/Senior
High School.

Women Reaching Women
Those interested in helping local military families
are invited to the next meeting of Women Reaching
Women. Monday at 6:30 at 8850 Grissom Parkway
in Tituaville. For more information call 383-2666.

A&FRC classes
The Airman and Family Readiness Center Is
hosting the following classes, located at the A&FRC.
Building 722 unless otherwise noted:
* Marketing Yourself For a Second Career:
Tuesday. 9 11:30 a.m.
* Key Spouse Seminar: Tuesday. 9 a.m. 3 p.m.
SApplying for Air Force Jobs: Friday. 9 11 ant.

Historic Cape Canaveral AFS Bus Trip
Outdoor Recreation will host an historic Cape
Canaveral AFS bus trip Feb. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to
1 p.m. Visit the place that marks the birth of our
nation's space program. Participants will also have
an opportunity to visit the majestic 1800's Cape
Canaveral Lighthouse, Cost is only $12 per person
and reservations are required. For more inform
tion and to reelster. call 494-2042,

___ SKIFS ___
Boy Scout Breakfast
Boy Scout Troop 338 will host a pancake break
fast Feb. 8 from 8 a.m, to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church. 3300 N. Atlantic Ave.. Cocoa
Beach. Tickets are 85 at the door,

Monthly 3.5 Mile Run/Walk
The Patrick AFB and CCAFS Fitness Centers
will hold the Monthly 3.5 Mile Run/Walk on Feb.
9, at 7 a.m. at Patrick and 7:30 a.m. at the Cape.
At Patrick, runners/walkers will gather In front of
the fitness center and travel along Atlas Avenue
and Rescue Road to the FamCamp and return.
Watches and water are allowed, Single bud ear
pieces are aulhortzed. At CCAFS, runners/walkers
will gather behind the blue start line and complete
the loop following the asphalt trail and return.
Watches and water are allowed, but no head
phones. These events are open to all active duty,
Guard. Reserve, and family members 18 years
or older; DoD and NAF civilians, and permanent
party contractors working on Patrick and the Cape.
Commander's Cup Points will be awarded al both
events. To receive unit points, participants must
register with their name, rank, phone number and
unit assigned. Extra points will be given to runners
who finish the run under 20 minutes. For more
information and to register, call 494-4947 (Patrick)
or 853-3966 (CCArS).

Family Child Care Certification Classes
If you enjoy spending time with children and
want to earn an Income while staying at home.
consider signing up for the Family Child Care
(FCC) Certification classes on Feb. 24, 26 and 27,
from 8:15 to 5:15 p.m. in the FCC Office. Bldg
1391. For more information and to sign up, call
Tina Washington at 494-8381.

Automotive Paint Class
The Auto Hobby shop will hold art automotive
paint class Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon. This free
class will teach you everything you need to know
about your car's paint and how to bring it back
to life. Registration required by Feb 26. For more
information and to register, call 494-2537,

Framing Classes
Frame classes will be held at the Arts & Crafts
Center on Feb. 7 and 21. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost is only $25 plus materials. Registration is
required a nminimumu of 10 days prior to class date
so materials can be ordered. For more information
and to register, call 494-4270.

Women's History Month
The Women's History Month Committee is seek
big volunteers to help in planning and executing
this year's observance in March. llils ooortu-

nity Is open to military and civilians from Patrick
AFB, mission partners and tenant organizations.
Personnel interested should contact one of the
Committee Co chairs: Capt Catherine Callender
(Patrick AFB) at 854-8234 or Capt. Bai Zhu (Capel
at 476 2969.
Bowling Center Specials
The Rocket Lanes Bowling Center will feature
the following specials in February;
* Presidents' Day Special Feb. 1I. from noon to 5
p.m. (bowl tor only $1 per game, plus regular shoe
rental, and 81 snack bar specials)
*Ash Wednesday Special Feb. 25 (fried shrimp.
steak fries and a small fountain drink for only
* Lunch Special- Every Tuesday Friday In February.
front 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (order a lunch valued at $5
or more and bowl for free)
* Sunday Family Day Snack Bar Special Every
Sunday In February (get a hot dog, curly fries.
cookie and small drink for only $3.95).
For more Information, call 494 2958.

10-Pin Lunch Bunch Coupon
Pick up a 10-Pln Lunch Bunch punch card at
Rocket Lanes. Punches are given for each purchase
of a meal for S5.50 or greater. The 10th punch is
good for a meal valued up to $5.50. Services S
Advantage discounts are excluded.

Keystone and Torch Clubs
Youth Programs' Keystone Club meets every
Monday from 5 to 6 p.m. This leadership group is
exclusively for youth ages 14 18.
Torch Club meets every Monday from 4 to 5 p.m.
This leadership group is exclusively for youth ages
11-13. Both afford members an excellent opportu-
nity to make a difference within Youth Programs
and the community. For more Information, call
494 3770,

School Age Program
Give your kindergarten through 5th grader a
well-supervised, fiun 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 infor-
mation, call 494-4749.

Chess Club Coordinator
Youth Programs is looking for a Chess Club
Coordinator, If you play chess and are willing to
teach the game, as well as nan quarterly tourna
ments, they need you! Ifyou are certified through
the U.S. Chess Federation, then all the better, It
not, then you must be willing to go through the
process. For more Information, call 494-3770.

8 Jan. 30, 2009 Missileer

Events Calendar

Wednesday Thursday
28 129

30 c Fil ia, y
Surf Fisniig class
7-11 am.
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

Feb 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Sunday Brunch Safe Boater Course Marketing Yourself for a Early Bird Bingo Building Healthy Applying for Air Force Cape Bus Trip
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Second Career 6:15 p.m. Marriarss Jobs 9:30 a.m. 1 p.m.
The Tides Outdoor Recreation 9-11:30 a.m. The Tides 5-7 p.m. 9-11 a.m. Outdoor Recreation
Airman & Family Airmanl & Family Airman & Family
Super Bowl XLIII Story Time Readiness Center CGOA Fundraiser Golf Readiness Center Readiness Center Framing class
3 p.m. 10 a.m. Tournament (in support 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
The Tides Base Library Key Spouse Seminar of Sp-cial Oi.rriti A La Carte Dii-n .'i .ri Arts & Crafts
9 a.m. 3 p.m. Noon American Express
Chili Competition Airman & Family Manatee Cove Golf 6-10 p.m. Mixed 2-Person
5 p.m. Readiness Center Course The Tide No Scotch Golf
Marina Tournament
Texas Hold'em 8 a.m.
5-10 p.m. Manatee Cove
The Tides

8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Sunday Brunch Story Time 1 st Term Airman Early Bird Bingo Sponsorship Training Valentine's Day Sweetheart Doubles
10 a,m 1:30 p.m. 10 a.m. Financial Management 6:15 p.m. 10-11 a.m. Luncheon Bowling Tournament
The Tides Base Library 8 a.m. 4 p.m. The Tides Airman & Family 11 am., noon, 1 p.m. 2 p.m.
Readiness Center The Tides Rocket Lanes
3.5 Mile Run/Walk
Fitness Centers Bundles for Bables: Father & Daughter Valentine's Day Sock
7:30 a.m. (Cape), 7 Newborn Care Valentine Dance Hop
a.m, (Patrick 6-8 p.m. 6-11 p.m, 6 pm.
Airman & Family Youth Programs Marina
Readiness Center
Latin Night
10 pm. 2 a.m.
The Tides
15 16 17 18 19 20 I 45s wurmDy 21
Sunday Brunch 3 Tank Open Water 'j lrna C lJub Story Airman Leadership Annual Mardi Gras Black History Month Watercolor, Stamping 8
10 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Dive Trip Time School class 9-03 party Celebration Scrapbook classes
The Tides Outdoor Recreation 6:15 p.m. graduation 5-9 p.m. 4-5:30 p.m. 10 a.m. 2 p.m.
Base Library The Tides Youth Programs Arts & Crafts
Presidents' Day Bowling Earl.. Biri Bingo
Special 6:15 p.m. Texas Hold 'em Sailing class
noon 5 p.m. The Tides 5-10 p.m. 2-3:30 p.m.
Rocket Lanes The Tides Outdoor Recreation

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Jan. 30, 2009 Missileer 9

51st anniversary of Explorer I

By Mark Cleary
451t SW Hfstonl Ojflc
The scene is the
frosly depths of the
Cold War. fall 1957,
The Swovll Union has
jusl launched Spulnllk
1. the world's first
artificial satellite, on
Oc., 4. 1957. Since
its fonnal announce-
iernl. in July 1955.
America has been pre-
paring to orbil its own
artificial salellile (dur-
Ing 1hle Internatlonal
Geophysical Year
IJnlortunately the
Soviets have beaten
us to the puntch. The
Martin Company



has developed a new
li.',"- llk..' rocket for
the Naval Research
Laboralory's Project
Vanguard. Ibut the
first I .liv illi l..I nl
Vanguard fails to orbit
a three pound satel
lite (versus the 184
pound Sputnik 1) on
Dec, 6, 1957. Our firsi
attempt to orbit a sat-
ellite ends quickly. The
Vanguard loses thrust
one second after lift-
off and explodes on
the launch pad at

Cape Canaveral. The
mood cannot lie good,
Afler all, this entbar
rassnlent to national
pride could have blen
In an effort to
appear more scielnific
and less confrli-ontalion
al toward the Soviets,
t(S. officials selected
the Vanguall r over
the Army Ordnatnce
Department's ii .rlln
- a modified Redstone
missile called the
.JI ihii'I-C. The lat-
ler supports the U.S.
Army's new Jupller
lnternnedlate k<.ut.
Ballistic Missile (IRBMI
program, which is well
underway in 1956 and

The.I llpil..i- level
opment program has
three phases. While
the Jupiter A I
1) lest vehicle Is not
utich more than a
short range Red stone
missile equipped with
Jupiter guidance and
control components.
the Jupiter C (Phase
2) has an elongated
Redstone first stage. a
cluster of 11 modified
Sergeant rockets for its
second stage and three
modified Sergeants for
its third stage. It can
fly more than 1.000
nautical miles.
In August 1957 it
proves the flight-wor-
thiness of a scaled
See ISTORY, page 10

launch on Jan. 31, 1958.

10 Jan. 30, 2009 Missileer


Start of the space race

HISTORY, from page 9
down verstol of the
final Jupler missile's
nose cone. By Ihe fall
of 1957 the Anny is
ready to move on tlie
Phase 3. This is lite
Jupiter prototype, and
it Is even mlore power-
ful than the Jupier C.
Meanwhile back at
lhe Cold War, Arny
officials have allocated
12 Jupiter-Cs for nose
cone tesI flights, but

only three are needed
to complete ltha
phase of the program.
So. In light of recent
internallonal develop-
Mnenls. the Scrretlaly of
Defense has no prob-
lenl 'l1 i. i It II he Anny
In early November
1957 to modify two
.lJupiter C missiles lor
satellite operations.
The four i Jupiter-C is
e)liippedl will an addl
Ilonal Sergeant rocket

as its fourth stage. and
11 launches America's
first satellite. Explorer
I into orbil from Pad
26iAJan. 31. 1958.
Ultimately six Jupiler
C Illhil hs are launllhed
from lhe Cape between
Jan. 31 and Oct. 23.
1958 on Explorer and
Beacon experimental
space missions. Three
of them are success-
ful. Three are not. The
space race has begin.

Intramural Softball Standings as of January 23
Team Wins Lost
45 MDG 2 0
45 CSR 1 0
920th R.S I 0
45 CPTS 1 0
45 LCG 0 I
45FSS 0 1
45CES 0 1
45 WS 0 2
45 SFS 0 I


FRIDAY Yes Man (Jim Carrey. Zooey Deschanel) A man signs
up for a self help program based on one simple principle: say yes
to i \- nr hllrc and anything. Al first, unleashing the power of ,. '"
transfornms his life In anmazlng and unexpected ways, bul hei soon
discovers that opening up his life to endless possibilities can have
its drawbacks. Rated PG-13 (crude sexual hiutnor language, brief
indhvIh\' 104 11i i

SATURDAY Bedtime Stories (Adam SandIer. Kert Russell) Iotel
handyman Sk i. IIr'- life Is h l I.,Ip d forever when the bedtime stories
he tells his niece and nephew start to conei true. -He attempts to take
advantage of the phenomenon, incorporaling his own aspirations
Inlo one outlandish lale after another, but It's the kids' unexpected
contrlbutlons that turn Skeeter's life upside down. Rated PGi (rude
humrnor mild language) 99 rnin

AdulLs 12 & older 84. children 6-11 2, children 5 & under are
Doors open at 7 p.m. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 30, 2009 Missileer 11


Tech. Sgt. Juan Mathis
45th Security Forces Squadron

Reason for nomination
"Overall dedication to leadership and unit.
Top Flight Sergeant. Led troops during Staff
PT. (off duty for fihlil personnel). Improved
training and discipline of 14 personnel vastly
In the last week. Thlu plit outside the box dur
Ing manning shortages due to deployments,
tnaternlty leaves and TDYs. Superb demeanor
during increased taskings and requirements.
Solid leader."
Senior Master Sgt Michael Chambers. 45th

SFS operations superintendent

How long have you been at this duty sta-
Five rnonilths

What is your hometown?

What's your favorite motto or words you
live/work by?
"If you conduct yourself as If someone Is
watching you tend to do the iilghl llilig "

What inspired you to go beyond the call
of duty?
"I love what I do,"

Why do you serve?
"1 want to make a difference in the world."

Manatee Cove Golf Course events and specials

Golf Course Extends Snack Bar Hours
Sth.riiin Sunday, the Manatee Cove Golf
course Snack Bar will extend its hours to 4:30
p.m dull. For more inforniallon and Io provide
feedback, call 494-GOLF.

Mixed Two-Person No Scotch Golf
The Manatee Cove Golf Course will host a
Mixed Two-Person No Scotch Golf Tournament
Feb. 7. with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Format Is
an 18 hole, two person nixed team (one man
and one woman), In this format. team members
.ee off and then switch balls, each playing the
second shot firon where the ball lies. Hi *II liIII:
with the third shot. the two tean members play
u1t the hole as a scramble and record the one
low ball as the team score. Partllcpants can sign
up now in the Pro Shop. and payment is due
at that time. Cutoff for signing up is Thursday
at noon and there will be no refunds after that
late. Entry fees Include cart, green fee* dinner.
and awards. Prices are as follows: Annual Pass
$40: Annual Fee $43; Punch Canl Holders*
853: All Ollers 858. Patrons who come for
:he buffet "only" may purchase buffel tickets
in advance at lie snack bar or bar for only
;13.95. Duffel tickets are 818 al the door, For
more information and to sign up. call 494 GOLF.
Punch card holders may pay the annual pass
price and use a punch, or pay the punch card
holder price and not use a punch on their cards.

Patrons wishing to attend the Caribbean tBulffet
only may purchase "buffet only" tickets in the
snack bar or bar.

Presidents' Day Golf Tournament
Don't miss the Manatee Cove Golf Course's
Presidents' Day Golf Tournament Feb. 16, with
an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Format is two per
son, blind draw for partners, combined low net
scores, flighll,:i by team handicap, preferred lies
In your own fairway, Men will play from he gold
lees, women from tie green tees. Sign up is now
IlintmdLh Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. in Ihe Pro Shop. Save
85 by signing up by Feb. 9. No refunds afler
Feb. 14. Prirls are as follows: Annual Pass $27
Iliiinlli Feb. 9. 932 after Feb. 9: Annual Fee
83)0 I hi uill Feb. 9. $35 after Feb. 9: Punch
Card (optional punch) 840 1h ii.nll Feb 9. 845
after Feb. 9: All Others 845 through Feb. 9,
850 after Feb. 9. E- iim includes greens fee, cart.
prize fund, closest to the pin awards on holes
5 and 16. and beer and soda after i, npl.'lliii
of play. Ties will bl determined starting the i I
handicap hole, combined team net score, You
must have a USGA l~inell, i. or play scratch.
There will be 1st ;'1 Phi,, awards in each
I-llil and the number of fliglil will be deter
mined by the number of entrants. For more
Information. call 494 GOlF.

Happy Birthday Golfers
The Manatee Cove Golf Course Is offering a free

round of golf with cart on your Irt id,iv If you're
already an Annual Greens Fee Holder IA( iF you
will receive a free cart rental (free rounds/carts
are good on birth date only must show ID).
Then, any other day in your birth month, o'lflm -:
play for free with cart when l'-v 1'nime in a three-
some that pays regular priced greens and cart
fees. For more information, call 494-GOLF,

February Golf Specials
The Manatee Cove Golf Course has a couple ot
great money saving specials running in -.. m1, i Ia I
First, guests save 30 percent off cart and green
fees and members ride for free! Ncxt. the goll
course will knock 30 pereeni off their daily cart
and greens fees when authorized users sign up
as foursomes. Some restrictions apply please
see the details below for more Informtat lon.
Annual Greens Fee Holder's (AGF) ride for
free: If you are an AGF. each day you brtug in a
threesome of guests you can ride for free and
your guests save rtoney too. Guests pay the
special guest fee of just $30 per player for cart
anrd greens fee.
$20 Golf Special: All IeIuIht patrons can play
at any time Monday thru Thursday, or after
noon on a Friday thru ~muinI i% for Just 880 per
foursome. All players must check in at the pro
shop and show proper ID to participate. The
$20 per player fee includes earl. Guests are not
included in this special. For more infornaltion,
call 494-GOLF.

12 Jan. 30, 2009 Missileer

Prayer luncheon

By Chaplain (Lt.
Col.] John Baker
45th SW Chaplain
At our National
Prayer Luncheon.
scheduled for
Thursday at 11:30
at The Tides. Robert
(Rob) Kantas will be
our speaker. Today
Mr. Kantas is an
attorney but there
was a time when was
Trainee Robert Kantas
at Lackland AFB. lie
entered the United
States Air Force as an
Airman Basic In 1982.
Today lie Is a part-
ner In the Houston.
Texas based law firm
of Shepherd, Smith,
Edwards & Kantas,
LLP, a nationally rec-
ognized securities arbi
ration and litigation
What makes a for
mer Airman and now
an Investment attorney

SChaplain's Corner

qualified to be an Air
Force Praver Luncheon
speaker? His qualifi
cautions are is he old
enough to see how
God used the Ai- Force
to make him into the
man he Is today and
to share those lessons
learned with other
Airmien. Even now, as
an extremely success-
ftd attorney, he regrets
that he was not able
to serve as a Judge
Advocate General in

the Air Force. He has
also told me many
times that after law
school he applied but
was denied because
the Air Force was In
a "draw down" at the
time of his application.
I met Rob in
1983 at. Mountain
Home AFB when 1
served as a Reserve
Chaplain and he was
a Chaplain's Assistanlt
My first meeting with
Rob was on my first
reserve duty day as a
new reserve chaplain.
I mean I was a brand
new chaplain. I had
not attended Chaplain
School, I just bought
a uniform, put it on
and walked from my
room to the chapel,
When I walked In the
Chapel door there was
Rob waiting for me. On
my way to the chapel
I had not saluted the

SCHAer t

Daily Mass(Tues. Fr.) at 11:30
a,m. in the Seaside Chapel.
Saturday: 4 p.m. confession,
5 p.m. Mass In the South Patrick
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Mass in
South Patrick Chapel. and 11:30
a.m. Mass in the Seaside Chapel.
Religious education classes:
10:151:15 11 a.m. at the Education
Centerforpre-K -6th grade. Youth
MInistry for 7th 8th grade. 10:15-
11:15 a.m. at the Education cen.
ter; for 9th- 12th grade 6-8 p.n. at
the Shark Center,

Sunday: 9 a.m. Traditional
Worship In the Seaside Clapel.

II a.m. Praise and Worship
Service In the South Patrick
Wednesday: 5:15 p.m. -Family
Night meal and study at South
Patrick Chapel.

For more information. contact
Bany Chefer at 494-6063.

Tuesday: 6-7 p.m. Islamtic
studies. South Chapel, room 105.
For Islamic worship services, con-
tact Marvin Hagan at 254-6727
or the Islamic Society of Brevard
County at 984 4 129.

a former Airman

wing commander's car.
and had my first lieu-
tenant bars on hack
wards. The command
her's aide had called the
chapel to Inform them
of the lack of action
of he new chaplain.
Rob met me there to
educate me on such
details. In 1989 1 came
on active duty and was
stal loned at Travis
AFB, When I walked
In tile Chapel there
was Buck Sergeant
Kantas standing there
with a smile on his
face and Inspecting my
Thanks to an Air
Force Bootstrap
Temporary Duty and
Tuition Assistance,
Robert was able to
complete hIls under-
graduate degree
receiving a Bachelor
of Science degree In
Management (cumr
laude) from Golden
Gate University In San
Francisco, Calif.. in
1990. Upon separating
front the Air Force in
1994. he attended tile
University of Virginia.
School of Law with
the assistance of the
GI Bill Hle obtained a
Juris Doctor degree in
While In the Air
Force, Rob was
awarded the Air
Force Meritorious
Service Medal. Air
Force Commendation
Medals, Air Force
Achlevemenl Medal.
Kuwait Liberation
Medal, and the
Outstanding Unit
Award with Valor
device, among others.
1 e served overseas In

both short and long
tours, and during
Desert Storm. He was
promoted Below the-
Zone, graduated i#l in
his class at the Non-
Coummissioned Officer
Preparatory School.
receiving the John
L, Levilow Award In
1985. and he again
graduated #1 in his
class at the Non
Commissioned Officer
Leadership School
in 1989. where lie
received the John L.
Levitow Award for the
second tUme.
Rob's law prac-
lice is focused oil
representing inves-
tors both nationally
and internationally.
Ile has successfully
completed dozens
of securities cases
against major broker
age firms, recovering
millions of dollars for
defrauded Investors.
His cases have been
widely reported both
locally and nationally,
including CNN Money,
The New York Tines,
the Milwaukee Journal
Sentinel, and National
Public Radio. He Is
admitted to practice in
numerous state and
federal courts. Includ-
Ing the Supreme Court
of the United States.
Rob's ability to see
God's hand in his AF
career and now in his
practice make him
the prefect Prayer
Luncheon speaker. To
make your reservation
for the lucheon call
the Chapel at 494
4073 and reserve your
ticket, The Lucheon
tickets are 85,

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