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.I to the Wing
45th Space Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Edward
L. Bolton, Jr., welcomes Representative Bill
Posey to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Monday Elected in 2008, Congressman Posey
represents Florida's 15th district, encompass-
ing most of Brevard County south of the city
of Cocoa. This was his first visit to Cape
,. Canaveral since being elected to Congress.

I Air Force Assistance Fund kicks off Monday

By Capt.
Michael Lynn
AFAFPI :. 4,-'i Officer
The 2009 Air Force
Assistance Fund
(FAFAI campaign,
"Commitment to
i iilnlpi". kicks off for
Patrick Air Force Base
and Cape Canaveral Air
Force Station Monday
and will run until April
10. The goal for this
year Is $39.210 with
100 percent contact of
all assigned Air Force
personnel. The AFAF

campaign is a great
liI".-' 11111i\ for AF
memlhers to "take care
of their own." in Its
36th year. 100 percent
of designated AFAF
contributions will ben-
efit active duly., i lcilIl.
Reserve. Guard, retired
Air Force personnel,
surviving spouses and
Last year. Patrick
and Cape Canaveral
contributed $45.572
and received more than
S158.000 in program
benefits including nter-

est-free loans, grants
and scholarships.
"Once again, tl's all
about Airmen helping
Airmen... people help-
ing people. That's what
we've always done at
the 45th Space Wing
and I know we'll con
tinue this most worth-
while tradition," said
Brig. Gen. Edward
L. Bollon. Jr.. conm-
nmander, 45th Space
Whig commander. "We
always find a way to do
that." he said.
People can volhmtarl-

ly contribute !limiglih
cash. check, money
order or p:n\ r.ll dedue
tion to any of the fol-
lowing four organza
I lons:
* The Air Force Aid
Society, which pro,
vides Alrmen and their
faIn lies with worldwide
emergency financial
assistance, education
assistance, and an array
of base-level. comunu-
IIII\ 'ilil.nlil'. ii, 11 pro-
gramns. Information Is
available at the Airman
and Family Readiness

Center or at www.afas.
* The Air Force Enlisted
Village near liCllri AFI3.
Fla.. which was found
ed In 1967 to provide a
safe. secure, and dignl-
fled place for Indigent
widows of retired Air
Force enlisted mem-
bers. More intorrmatlor
Is available at www.
* The Air Force V\ill 4
in San Antonio. whicht
provides relt recent
living, with access to
See AF page -

Vol. 51 No.


Feb. 27, 2009

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Air Force Space Command: delivering space and missile

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'No one has ever become poor by giving'

By Brig. Gen.
Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
45th SW *amnimruer
"Conuiitient lo ariu~ng." If ever
there was a slogan inost appropri
ate to Its campaign, this one is it.
As you probably know, die Air Force
Assistance Fund kicks -.I 11M-i.1.1\
here al Patrick and at the Cape. and
the camnipa/i]gil will run Ir-mili April
Like we talked about last week,
these are almost unprecedented
times when It comes to the economic
conditions our country currently
finds itself in.
Some of you may Ie thinking
,.nPt- illinlg on the order of "'t li in'
any of rmy hard earned money Is tie
lust i l1,ii I need to be doing right
Think again,
And please, dotri think for even
one second that I can t understand
that thought process, I's just ltal
we all know thai no matter how
tough we may think we have it
there's always someone else out
there who is having a harder time.




It could be the junior enlisted
Airmana who Is undergoing some
serious medical 'rI ll'r' II v wil I
a fauntly member. IIt could he the
down on their luck spouse of a
former Air Force officer or enlisted
II could be somneoe you used in
work with, or It could be someone
you work with now. And it could be
Try as we might, we don't always
know the day-to-day burdens some
of our Ainnen carry around with
them on an everyday basis. And
none of us car know froni one day
to the next ... one minute to tie next
,.. what is just around the corner for
any of us.

All we can do is do whale we ean
to ensure everyone tit our broad Air
Force I LiiilJ those serving now,
those who served before us. and
those sill] t;lltli." to serve. have
somewhere to go mad somewhere to
tutni lo when Iltues gel diffkicll.
We are not asking for nucl. If a
few dollars a nonth is what you canl
afford. that's all you should be giv
Ing. Every little )11i helps in ways you
can't Imagine.
Lasl year for instance, we were
able to give more than $15.3000
and our wing received more than
8158.000 to use to aid Airmen and
their families with grants. rno tnler
est-free-loans and scholarships.
In short, you touched a lot of
people who needed help. I have
every confidence you'll conic through
again, It's just what you do. Every
single day.
Maybe Anne Frank said it best:
"No one has ever become poor by
But they sure have gotten richer
doing so. We're proof positive of that
around here. Thanks again for all
you do.

The leadership/followership dynamic

By Chief Master Sgt.
Jeffrey Hall
45th Launcth Group superinteendet
What do great leaders really know
about followership? They're lead-
ers. 11i it.' fby were born with all
those good leader traits and char-
acteristics, and froni the day they
drew their first breath, they've been
leaders In every situation i I < u.
encountered. They've dedicated their
entire lives to Iloluiii ili. -i leader-
ship skills, and they haven't a clue
what it takes to be a follower, right?
As It was so pointedly stated in the
2008 movie Tropic lThuIlrer. -...pump
the brakes kid." NN. liiiI could be
further from the ulll h.
While there is some validity to
the phrase "natural born leader",
many of the Ixliefs, philosophies
and strategies great leaders have
adopted were learned as followers. In

I Commander's Corner
fact, with very few exceptions, every
leader in one capacity or another is
a follower as well. What followerslhip
i -ill, means is that we have respond
sibilities or are accountable to sorle
one else who has been given the
overall authority to complete a task.
With that hit mind, 1 think It's safe lo
say we all have countless opportu
nlties to be great leaders as well as
great followers, and both are of equal
importance to the overall success of
our teanml
A CEO of a successful corpora
trio, a Super Bowl wirnling quar
terback. a Fire Chiefwho saved
thousands of lives and property
from blazing wildfires, a wing corn
meander receiving top r., i li E- from
a major inspection. All of these are
examples of real accomplishments.
lint without coordination iad coop-

ration of the entire tean (the follow-
ers), true success in these scenarios
would only be a short lived dream.
Throughout our nillitary careers,
we are i i-.i i nil' encouraged arid
reminded to "step up. be a leader":
aren. makes sense,
ever the importance ol good follower
ship tnust be emphasized,
The 1 i, In-' lili./l .ll r- .Illi
dynamic really does affect every
aspect of our lives. Whet we engage
with others to accomplish even the
simplest of tasks. It occurs. in a
society of progressive minded lead
ers. it is worth shifting our focus a
lilt lo the Inqxilrtance of great fol
lowership and the role It plays lit
the successes we share. As this
article comes to a close, 1 ask that
you maintain constant o- I1 i.lun t
know which role is required of you
In each situation, and alxve all, per-
form it to the best of your ability.


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Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Craig Duehring
(left) takes a note as he speaks with Staff Sgt. John Garnish from the 45th Civil Engineer
Squadron after a briefing at the Professional Development Center Wednesday. Mr. Duehring
has been traveling to different bases to speak to active duty, reserve and guard members
as well as civilian employees on subjects ranging from housing to deployments, gathering
information to take back to the Pentagon. He welcomed questions and feedback saying that
these trips "show where we have rough spots in the road,"
"We all have an interest in how this turns out," he continued. "I want to take this opportunity
to thank you for what you're doing, and to thank your families for supporting you,"

Patrick team
By lst Lt. David Jones
De-lnrhment 1,
Spcrlyji t .ftr!..' Grozup
A pr.-llaiuinl5 Air Force
Conmmunleations & Infor-
Ination Award was pre-
sented recently to Patrick
Air Force Base's I'l.miiiiiii &
S h,.rldllit -. Neliw rkM III,.i'.-
iment Projecl Temn,
The Air Force Space
Command's 2008 General
Edwin W. t.i lllni.- Team
Award recognized the dedica
lion arid cooperative efforts
of several ',ri'; i ll lin'i .
from Patrick AFB including
SMC's Spacelift Range Group
Detachment I, ll. '.ill lIi. 1 lc1
Management Si li..rt II and
the 17th Test Squadron.
This diverse, 15 rimembler
tearn Included specialslts
from the fields of program
management, engineering.
lin''r- test, and quality
assurance. They collectively
overcame trermentdou s budget
and technical i II.dll Ink'.r cul-
intnatling tin the accomplish-

wins third AFSPC award
mernt of over 2.300 hours of o..lir.imnin, In order to deliver
i.-llIl4 it an effort to mod- an enhlanced capability to
ertize and streamline the support the tmtion's launch
Eastern Range's $80 million operations.
launch systems coiniunica- Tie General Edwin W,
Uons network. Rawlings Award recognizes
The new modernized sys- teams that have provided sig-
temn automates the launch i fil.u]l IIIIIIp' .VL IIII t con
instrimuentation i [,iti.fIIi niiineations and information
Lion process and shortens support lo the Air Force and
the tiue required for opera DoD missions and opera
lors to ricn.fitjir over 250 tlons.
instrumentation cireutts "Detachment I is a small
from days to less Utan 45 unit, making bigh ,u1ns hap-
mintultes. Centralized network pel and a key element of
fault detection and fault Iso our success is Ihe except
latlon provides immediate lional teamwork we share
problem identification, notb- with our mission partners.
fication, and severity Impact. 'I-e h li r we're keeping the
The system ensures strict range launch ready!" said
launch instrumentation won Detachment 1 Commander management and IL Col. Stacy Exunm.
nIproves range turnaround This is the 1hlrd Air Force
ard responsiveness. Space Command award
Despite budget cuts, prod- earned by lthe local SMC
Cnt rescoping, and range Detachment within the past
scheduling conflicts, iUle lean year. The eamn's package will
was able to manage resourc- now compete for honors at
es effecUively while deconlllct the Air Force wide cornpet
Ing more than 1.500 launch iion.

Feb. 27, 2009 Missileer 3

Air Force Assistance

Fund helps support

active duty, retirees

AFAF, from page 1-
(nnlIllliillic liallh care. for
iiillll..\ officers who seivedt
honorably and their spous
es. with priority to relired
Air Force officer widows and
widowers in need of flialucial
assistance. The Air Force
Village Web site Is www.alr-
fortevlllages. coin.
The General and Mrs.
Curtis E. LeMay Foundallon.
which helps widows of all Air
Force retirees, both officers
and enlisted, Ili'i tih lbnai-
cl I e Il.ii-. LI assistance. The
foundation Web site is www,
AFAF charitable organza
tions receive 100 percent of
all designated contributions.

and contribllions arc lax-
deductiblle. For more hnfor-
Ination, visit afassistance
All I g.ii L'.iil "ii have
appointed lnit Project
Officers and Key Workers to
ensure that all AF members
are conlacted and given the
opportunlly to contribute to
the AFAF. While only mill
tary menibers will be con-
lacled, anyone fromt retirees
to civilians can :ontriblute
to the AFAP. For further
information please contact
your assigned Unil Project
Officers or the Insiallaltiot
Project Officers: mn\ -. If at
494-3331 or Capt, John
Newmian al 476 23015.

The following Individuals r.wt., I l graduated from the
NCO Academy at Tyndall AFB, Fla.

Tech. Sgt. Tiffanie Clarke
45th Medical (Or-ir.llil II Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Marsha Coppin
45th Launch Group

Tech. Sgt. Glenn Estea

Tech. Sgt. Jorge Nutaford

Tech. Sgt. Staci Oliver
151h Aeromedical Dental Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Paul Poplawski
415th Comnptroller Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Lester Richardet
q33rd I .- nlilingi Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Steve Traynor
Delacliment 3. 17th Test Squadron

New Personal Property System

to make base moves smoother

By Maria Scheffel
4.5th 1. ,-%If Reoiuliness
The Defense Personal
I'r|Ip..-rI System (UPS)
is the new automated
end to iend manage
inent system fur thc
nlwove nil of households
goods for military nietn
bers and Departminil tof
Defense civila" is.
This system provides
a single, staidardlzed,
worldwide, and Web
based for personal prop
erty novremcnt. Patrick
Air Force Base Is one of
132 bases p.irli.II lll1I i
in DPS. At this time,
only shipments mov
ing between partlclpat
ing bases are eligible.
When the program Is
totally Inpleniented all
shipments worldwide
for all branches of ser
vice will be processed
under DPS.
The Patrick AFB
Personal Property Ship
plng Office has started
processing household
shipments under DPS.

We will continue to per
forlm outbound coull
selling by appointment
to delermnlle If your
shipment Is -1hIll.I. for
DPS. If your shipment
is rli.lll. the cotunsel-
or will assist you in set
IhI i up a User ID and
password. You will be
able to set up delivery,
track your shipienl.
and file a claim on
line. DPS Is available
24/7 and provides the
capability for the ser-
vice member to access
his/her particular ship-
ment for progress and
delivery status. Claims
are filed thr.,-. d1. to the
'TruI-|.ll ri liAii Service
Provider (carrier) nego
tlated and settled on-
When DPS Is total
ly timplemiented for all
household shipments
worldwide, all military
members and DoD
civilians will be able
lo access DPS via the
internet 24/7. They will
be able to manage their

personal property move
lihrol ll el.f il. i. iinli
shipment pickup and
delivery, file claims and
complete Ithe Customer
Satisfaction Survey.
The Custoner
Satisfaction SiIr ...'
will provide the service
members the opportu
nity to rate the per
forlmalnce of I heir
mover. These surveys
will be used to score
the carrier's perform
mance. Tlhe Custnoer
Satisfaction Survey will
he 50 percent of the
carrier's score. Other
factors used to deler-
mine the carrier's Best
Value Score will be how
quickly damage claims
are settled and ifa com-
petltive rate was filed by
the carrier. Best Value
Score is a delerminiing
factor In selecting the
Transportation Service
Providers In DPS and
awarding shiputents.
For more lnforma
lion on DPS. visit www-

Off they go... into the

wild blue yonder...

A group of roughly 30 Reserve pilots, aircrew members and support
personnel from the 920th Rescue Wing's HC-130P/N Hercules squadron
departed Tuesday on a two-month deployment to Camp Lemonler, a com-
bined, joint base at Djibouti, Africa. The men and women will provide com-
bat search and rescue support to the Horn of Africa region, which is com-
prised of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. The mission falls under
the command of Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa. A variant of
the Hercules, the HC-130 P/N has the ability to refuel other aircraft in flight,
which greatly Increases the range of Air Force combat rescue helicopters.
The Airmen are due to return in early spring.

4 Feb. 27, 2009 Missileer

Feb. 27, 2009 Missileer 5

High-tech loss prevention safeguards base exchange benefit

DALLAS (AFNS) -With a mission of providing
quality merchandise and services at competitively
low prices while ., 11- irll earnings to support
Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs, the
Army and Air Force Exchange Service is irditliill
the support of the latest in loss prevention technol
ogy to protect military families' exchange benefit.
Electronic article surveillance systems, for examn
ple. arc oni the front lines ofAAFES officials' efforts
to deter shoplifting and prevent unpaid merchal -
dise from leaving the store.
Base Exchange and Post '.: Il. i llL manage
ment, based on local conditions and experience,
in i .illllin lihih with ailli| .rtr ll loss prevention
personnel, identlfy specific Itens to be "i.,-..Ir
with electronic article surveillahie devices. These
"tags" are deactivated at the cash register when the
merchandise is paid for. Manufacturers have joined
oilier businesses by placing i n,>v." inside the pack
aging of many items to further reduce shoplifting.
New "lags" have also been deployed that sound an
alarm If someone atl.tepts to remove it without the
proper device.
Prior to reaching the checkout, products are
monitored by advanced closed circuit television

systems that can coordinate the movement of
10. 20 or even 100 unbl)liking "eyes in the sky."
Il lact. this network of strategically positioned,
microprocessor driven closed-circuit cameras are
controlled by a central console that allows loss pre
mention assxocates to pan side-to-side, tilt up and
(lown or even zoom int closely to examine activity.
"Every loss prevention metlhod we use has the
common goal of discouraging theft before it even
happens," said Gerald Danish. the AAFES vice
president of loss prevention. "Of course, visible
reminders like security 'tags' and camera systems
not only deter criminal behavior, but also identify

and doclumlen t II. So, even if the ,|iipl .~n ll s press
ence doesn't prevent a crime. tile r."- illllll tilde
and/or alarm are almost always invaluable i thie
resulting prosecutionn"
"Any time we call reduce losses, that's good for
our customers. the military family," said Bnice Fox.
loss prevention manager r fr he Patrick 1I: b.Ilni i
hi the event .I t lf li is suspected. AAFES loss
prevention associates lurn the issue over to local
law enforcement In addition to possible discipline
ary action and/or criminal prosecution the Federal
Claims Collection Acl, which began March 1. 2002.
allows AAFES to enact a ilat, administrative cost
(civil recovery) of S200. cThere miay be further fees.
in additol n to the Civil Recovery Program, depend
ing on the condition of the stolen merchandise.
"AAFES associates are stewards of the dividend
this command is charged with ;' i ,iit11.n:." Mr.
Danish said. "Activties that dcmitnish exchange
shoppers' return on rivestlment can, and do,
ii ciivclv impact military families' quality of lift.
Fortunately, our leamn Is l- ,-r.iii IL, the latest crime
filji't li tools available I' Ilrlll r strengthen the
exchange benefit troops, and their families, have
come to depend on."

45th Space Wing unit has key role in NASA's future

By Maj. Tom Cross
Detatchnment 3. 45th
OtperatkOs Group
Every generation
has its delfllng NASA
Ilonient. For some, II
was Nell Arnslrong
stepping olt the mlool.ll
For younger genera
Lions, It has been the
space shuttle. For
decades, a vision Ior
space exploration has
always given Amerlea's
people a sense of won
der and provided chal
lenges and opportu
nitIes to excel for oarl
nation's youth. Our
country's strong will to
extend our knowledge
and reach into outer
space continues.
In 1958, one year
after the Russian sat
elite Sputnik, the
Invited States Congress
created the National
Aeronautics and Space
Adminislration. In just
12 years, humans had
become space travelers
and the United States
put a man on the moon.
NASA's next step In Its
remarkable mission
is the Constellation
Program. As the space
shuttle approaches

retirement in 2010 and
the International Space
Station nears complex
iit.. NAsA i.l- di, lhIL Ii I`
next fleet of vehicles to
ferry replacement crews
to the International
Space Slation and bring
astronauts back to the
moon and beyond. The
crew module, known as
the Orion capsule. will
accommodate lip to six
astronauts. While still
in the developmental
phase, NASA Is currently
studying contingencies
for tie recovery of astro-
nauts and of the Orion
capsule. This is where
Department of Defense
forces will have an
essential role and where
a 45th Space Wing unit
takes the lead.
Navy Cmtdr. Andy
Qulett leads the Plans
Division. Detachment 3.
45th Operations Group.
This team of profession-
als. along with their
NASA counterparts. Is
f *i nI .ll it I l the process
to be used for the rccov-
ery of astronauts in
conjunction with ftuIre
Cons ellalion missions.
The Plans Division staff
also brings a broad

wealth of expertise thal
includes Naval and Air
Force aviators. Logislics
personnel and Space
Operators. AIliiiiuli
the name has changed
tIIl ,II il the years,
Detachment 3 has had a
role In .i-..i lie nollunned
space flight since NASA's
inception. Del achment
3 is also supported with
a knowledgeable slaff of
USAF pararescuemen.
specialized fire fighters
and Ilh lip surgeons that
provide fundamental
inputs to the planning
Ln late Detach-
ment 3 will be hosting
the 50th anniversary
of DoD human space
flight support to NASA.
DoD support and con
Irlbudons to NASA are
essential to the success
ful and safe recovery of
astronauts who will be
fi\ 11i the Orion capsule.
This Is the same sup-
port rendered to the first
manned Mercury cap-
sule In 1962 and to the
last Apollo capsule in
1975. Alilhuini a coor
donated effort will exist
between all DoD fore
es. the recovery for the

Navy Cmdr. Andy Quiett with 1/4 scale model of NASA's next generation
space vehicle, the Orion, during testing and evaluation at the Johnson Space
Center's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory.

Orion capsules are high-
ly reliant on naval ves
sels as they are planned
to splash down in es
Ignited ocean areas, as
was the case in previ
ous programs lbfore the
Space Shuttle.
The first 50 years
of NASA has brought
an unending series of
rentarkable advane-

es. Kn-i.vleld, of our
small sector of the unti
verse has increased a
thousand f)ld. The
Constellation program
will protmole explore
tion. science, commerce
and assures the United
States preeminence In
"I'm amazed at the
incredible work this

leant Is doing." said
Detachmenl Commana
der Lt. Col. Michael
Tllenma. "They are buld
ing the requirements for
DoD support from tlhe
very beginning of the
program and will ensure
a solid foundation Is set
for future human space
Light support."
As long as there
are humans in space.
Detac: lhent 3, 45th
Operations Group will
play a vital role in sup-
Ixrt of NASA and its

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Feb. 27, 2009 Missileer 7

Tax assistance still

By 1st Lt.
Sarah Bateman
Assistant St!ff Julge
The only sure things
n life are dealt and
aLxes. No matter how
onl Iry to avoid them.
eventuallyy they will
.'atch up with you, Why
lot be ahead of the
aune and take care of
tour laxes now?
Project Emeritus
?olutnteers are cur
-'lillY pr.nilin; elece
ronic filing of federal
neone tax relllrns for
iclJve duty, reservists.
Vailintal (lharrl nomi-

bears. and retirees, The
program is run oul
of the Shark Center,
wlidch is located adja-
celnt to Ilhe Chapel oil
HIarrler Avenue In l.he
South Palrick Hloustng
Complex (Pelican
Coast). The Shark
Center cal I e accessed
from South Patrick
Drive and SR AIA via
Shearwater Parkway. It
is norlh of the Chapel
and the entrance Is on
the south side. Through
April 15. the tax aide
service will be available

Monday through Friday
froni 9 a.m. to 5 p.Lm.
Appointments are being
taken now and ca lbe
made by .ilille 494
And If doing your
taxes Inspires yon to
lace that other unavold
able IIIIIl tih 45th
Space Wing legal offlte
attorneys are available
for will appointments
Tuesday 1 a.m. to 3
pin. and Thursdays
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Call 494 7357 bor ant

Patrick Air Force Base will host. the following events this week Lit ccl
ehrallon ol Wonen's History Month:
Proclamation Ceremony: Monday. 1 p.m., Professional Developnment
Women's Shelter Supply Drive: Monday through March 27. check
with your Iutil for donaUon box localJons.
Beach Clean Up: March 7. 8 11 a.m. Participants will tiet at the
parking lot across frorn the Main Gate.

[n addition. Women Reaching WomenL of Brevard County will host a
speech by Keela Carr. the 500th volunteer In the U.S Anny Freedoit
Team Salute Program at 6:3) Monday at 8R85i Grissom) Parkway In
TIlusvllJe. For more iInlonnatlon about this event. contact Donna Long
at 383.2633.

8 Feb. 27, 2009 Missileer

Events Calendar

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Airman Leadership Safe Boater course
School class 09-4 starts 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
How to Prevent
Foreclosure Automotive Paint Class
11 a.m. 12-30p.m, 10 am. noon
A&FRC Auto Hobby Shop

Teen Night Sailing class
7-10;30 p.m. 2-3:30 p.m.
Youth Programs Outdoor Recreation

March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Sunday Brunch Safe Boater Course Unlimited Bowling Lunch & Bowl Special Delta 11 Launch Lunch & Bowl Special Historic Cape
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 9:30-11 a.m. Special 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 10:48 p.m. 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Canaveral Bus Trip
The Tides Outdoor Recreation 2 p.m. to closing Rocket Lanes Rocket Lanes 9:30 a.m. 1 p.m.
Rocket Lanes Unit Spouse Training Outdoor Recreation
Karaoke on the Deck Story Time Wednesday Hump Day 11:30 a.m. 12 30 p m, Texas Hold 'em
1:30-5:30 p.m. 10 a.m. 4:30-7:30 p.m. A&FRC 5-10 p.m, Sailing class
The Tides Base Library The Tides The Tides 2-4 p.m,
Lunch & Bowl Special Outdoor Recreation
Early Bird 2rin-y 11 a.m. 1 p.m, Annual Awards Banquet
6:15 p.m, Rocket Lanes 6-10 p.m, Framing class
The Tides Cocoa Beach 9 am. 4 p.m
"How to Download Inn Outdoor Recreation
Audio Books" class
6-7:30 p.m.
Base Library

8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Sunday Brunch Pre-Separation First-term Airman How to Become a Sponsorship Training Applying for AF Jobs 2-Tank Open Water
10a.m.- 1:30 p.m 9-10 30a.m. Financial Management Millionaire 10-11 a.m, 9-11 am. Dive Trip
The Tides A&FRC 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. A&FRC A&FRC Outdoor Recreation
Story Time Lunch & Bowl Special Kic' s Nignl Out Surf Fishing class
10 a.m. Three-day TAP Early Bird Bingo 11 a.m- 1 p.m, 6-11 p.m. 7-11 a.m.
Base _i.*ar,' workshop begins 6:15 p.m. Rocket Lanes Youth Programs Outdoor Recreation
8 a.m. 4:30 p.m. The Tides
Fundamentals of Newborn Care I .,iii. JnT Safe Boater Course
Resume V.-Jri.. -lay Hump Day 6-8 p.m. 10 p.m. 2 am. 9;30-11:30 a.m.
1-3 p.m, 4:30-7:30 p.m. A&FRC The Tides Outdoor Recreation
A&FRC The Tides

15 16 17 18 19 20 :.- ., 21
Sunday Brunch Open Water Scuba Duathlon Preventing Identity Job Search 3-Tank Open Water Family Paddle Day
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. class starts 8 a.m, (Cape Fitness Theft 10-11:30 am. Dive Trip 8 a.m. noon
The Tides Outdoor Recreation Center) 9 am. 1 p.m. A&FRC Outdoor Recreation Outdoor Recreation
10 a.m. ,F.Pii.:l, Fitness A&FRC
Latin on the Beach Shark Attack Swim Center) 'i-lamria lu'. Ici.' Time Texas Hold 'em Free Car clinic
2:30-6:30 p.m. Challenge starts Wedrnes:jq Hump Day 6:15 p.m. 5-10 p.m. 10 a.m. noon
The Tides Patrick Fitness Center St. Patrick's Day 4:30-7:30 p m. Base Library The Tides Auto Hobby Shop
Celebration The Tides
4 p.m. Scrapbook & Stamping
Marina (members only) Early Bird Bingo classes
6:15 p.m. 10 a.m. noon
To publish events of base-wide interest in future The Tides Arts & Crafts
issues, e-mail

Feb. 27, 2009 Missileer 9

MOC celebrates 2 anniversaries

By Mark Cleary
45th SW Hislory .' li,'.
In the present,
Eastern Range lopra
tors refer to the Morrell
(1I| illilln Center as
'the MOC.' but in the
past the facility was
known as the Range
Operations Control
Center or simply 'the
Rock.' The facility was
renamed in honor of
Maj. Gen. Jmnlney
Morrell, the first officer
to colnnand the 451h
Space Wing. Nov. 2
2007. Under either litle,
the 127.000-square-
foot center was and
is the hub of Eastern
Range launch support
operations at Cape
The MOC has two
anniversaries to eel
ebrate March 1, The
Eastern Space and
Missile Center (ESMC)
hosted the facility's
ground breaking cer
emony March 1. 1989.
and the 45th Space
Wing declared what
was then the Range
Operations Control
Center (ROCC) opera-
tional March 1, 1995.
The ROCC was a
major step forward
in Air Force Space
Command's effort to
streamline and modern
ize the Eastern Range.
Back it the early
1980s the Easlern
i.tinic was gotng
.I ,ii.lI its third major
retrenclunent due to
substantial changes
In launch programs
and the elimination of
unneeded or obsolete
systems. The Cape's old
Range Control Cenier
(RCC) was renovated
in 1984. hut that SI
million effort did little
more than eliminate



The former Range Operations Control Center In




"chopped up" offices
and realign systems
that had been squeezed
into available spaces
over the previous 20
years. What the range
really needed was a
brand new range con-
trol center to consoll
date operations tuder
one roof.
The new facil-
ity was proposed,
and range planners
tentatively named it
the Test Operations
Control Center (TOCC)
Itn January 1985.
I -ll i'\r'wii tle transfer
of the Eastern Test
Range and ESMC to Air
Force Space Conltandtd
In 1990. emphasis was
placed on "~operation
aliztig" range activi-
ties. Consequently the
Eastern Test lii n,,'
became the Eastlern
kl.iiI,., and tle TOCC
hecaine the ROCC.
The ROCC build-
ing contract went well.
Following the ground
breaking ceremony
In March 1989, W&J
Construction completed
Its $17.400.O0XI con

Iract ahead of sched
ule, and the U.S. Army
Corps ,1 EI 14 it.,' I
Iransferred Ihe building
to the Air Force Aug. 8
1990. During "shadow
ing" *~l r Ii till I with the
old RCC as primary.
the ROCC managed to
track launch vehicles
successfully on ten sep
rate occasions by the
end of 1993. Ilowever,
instrumenltation sys-
tems continued to expe-
rience 'ire-lhhi .' pains,
so Brigadier General
Robert S. Dickman,
the 451h Space Wi 'I
Commander, elected to
continue operational
testing through April
I iinf rllluiiiil. delays
In launching a Titan IV
mission in 1994 ham
pered the transition,
and procedural difficult
lies and conrituunillca
tlons system problems
lingered lo delay full
activation of the ROCC
until tile begJnning of
March 1995. The ROCC
supported its first major
launch as the Cape's
primary control fact
ity March 2. 1995. The
Itl1ii was the Space
Shuttle Erlderoour STS
67 mission featuring
Ihe ASTRO 2 ultraviolet
astronomy payload.

10 Feb. 27, 2009 Missileer

Claims Notice
Ifanyonehas any claims for or against the estate
of Senior Airman Jordan Roberts, please contact
2nd Lt. Kyle Anderson. Summary Court Officer, at
[321) 494 9304. or Greg Firkel, Mortuary Affairs
Officer, at (321) 494 2973.

New AAFES hours
Beginning Sunday. AAFES facilities will begin
keeping the following hours:
* Main Store: Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. 6:30
p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. 5 p.m
* Gas Station: Monday Saturday, 6 a.m. 8 p.m.;
Sunday: 8 a.m. 5 p.m.
* Clothing Sales: Saturday, 10 a.m. 4 p.m.:
Sunday, closed except for Reserve Weekends (usu-
ally the first Sunday of the month)

Automotive Paint Class
The Auto Hobby shop will hold an automotive
paint class Saturday from 10 anm. 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.

Greenskeeper's Revenge
The Manatee Cove Golf Course will hold a four
person scramble golf tournament March 13 with
a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Format Is 18-hole Blind
Draw 4-person ABCD Scramble. (Sign-up as a
single player). Anything goes In this tournament.
The superintendent can set the course up anyway
le wants. The only rule ee must follow Is the pin
must be on the putting surface. Each player must
use at least one drive on each nine holes. Team
handicap will be 20 percent of team total. Sign
up until March 10 at noon in the Pro Shop. Cost
is as follows: Annual Pass, 835; Annual Fee, $38:
Punch Card Holder (optional punch) $48: all oth-
ers $53. Entry includes cart, green fee, lunch and
awards. Sign up by Sunday and save $5. Entrants
must pay at time of registration. No refunds after
March 10. Prizes will he gift certificates awarded
to the lop 30 percent of teams.

March Golf Special
March is "Bring a Guest Month" at the Manatee
Cove Golf Course. Annual Greens Fee Holders may
bring up to three guests per day, at anytime, and
their guests pay only 828 for cart and greens fee.
Cart fee not included for the Annual Greens Fee
Holders. For more information, call 494-GOLF.

Family Services Relocated
Family Services moved from Butlding 735
across from the Base Library to Building 415
in the Mini-Mall adjacent to Tickets and Tours.

For additional Information you may contact Elsa
Kekalina at 494-5675/6.

Family Services Volunteers Needed
Did you Family Service volunteers can get
free cluld care? Family Services is composed of
Airman's Attic. Loan Locker. PCS Loan Locker
and Coupon Corner- Founded in 1956, Family
Services assists our DoD personnel with loan
items on a temporary need basis with such itenms
as: kitchen wares, futons. high chairs, car seats.
portable cribs, playpens, strollers, etc. Managed
by an all volunteer force Family Services Is open
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. If
you are looking to re-enter tie work place and
your skills are not up to date, stop in sign up as
a volunteer. Remember volunteer work is work
experience on your restunm. Without volunteers
we cannot remain open on a daily basis. For
additional information contact Elsa Kekahuna at
494 5675/6.

Tides Focus Groups
The Tides Collocated Club is conducting annual
focus groups to discuss dining options, new food
initiatives, and club programming March 19 at
11 a.m. (Under 30 Focus Group) and 12:30 p.m.
(Over 30 Focus Group). Lunch will be provided at
both meetings. In addition, free Sunday Brunch
certificates will be given to all participants. Groups
are open to active duty of!icer/enlisted personnel.
DoD civilians, and retirees. Your input is very
Important and this is a great opportunity to give
the 45th Force Support Squadron and the Tides
Collocated Club direct feedback. If interested in
participating, please contact Debbie Eppler, FSS
Marketing Director, at 494-8063 or e-mail name(s)
to dcborah.eppler@patrick,

Hometown News Program
If 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.

Scrapbook Classes
The Arts & Crafts Center will hold scrapbook
classes March 7 and 2] from 10 a.m. to noon.
Cost Is S10 and Includes all supplies. Registration
is required no later than two days prior to class
dales. For more Information and to register, call
494 4270.

Historic Cape Canaveral AFS Bus Trip
Outdoor Recreation will host an historic Cape
Canaveral AFS bus trip March 7 from 9:30 a.m. to
1 p.m. Visit the place that marks the birth of our


nation's space program and stand on the same
historic locations thai welcomed the Mercury
7 astronauts. President Jolh F. Kennedy. and
many other notable space pioneers. Participants
will also have an opportunity to visit the majestic
1800's Cape Canaveral Lighthouse. Cost Is $12
per person and reservations are required. For
more information and to register, call 494-2042,

Kid's Night Out
Youth Programs will host their monthly "Kid's
Night Out" March 13 from 6 to 11 p.m. for grades
K 6. The evening will feature games, arts & crafts.
sports/fitness, dinner and more. Cost for the eve-
ning is only $20 for members and $25 for non-
members. Show your AF Services Card and receive
a $5 discount. Sign up required by March 9. For
more information and to sign up, call 494-4747.

Tie Patrick AFB and CCAFS Fitness Centers
will hold a Duathlon March 17 at 10 a.m. at the
Patrick Fitness Center and 8 a.m. at the CCAFS
Fitness Center. At Patrick, participants will meet
in front of the fitness center at 9:45 am for a safe-
ly brief At CCAFS, participants will meet in front
of the fitness center at 7:45 a.m. for a safety brief,
Registration is required by March 5. Partlclpants
are required to furnish their own equipment,
Commander's Cup Points will be awarded. To
receive unit points, participants must register
their name, rank, phone number and unit ol
assignment. The event is open to active duly,
Guard, Reserve. family members 18 years or
older. DoD and NAF employees, and contractors.
For more information, call 494-4947 (Patrick) or
853 3966 (CCAFS).

"Get Ready for Summer" Challenge
The Patrick AFB Fitness Cenler and the
CCAFS Fitness Center will hold the "Get Ready
for Summer" Cardio Athlete Challenge starting
Monday. The program runs until March 18 and
is designed to Increase awareness of the need for
a consistent cardiovascular programs in one's
overall fitness routine. Forms and a tracking
binder are available at each fitness center and the
program is based on the honor system. Incentive
items will be awarded to each participant who logs
over 40 miles in the time period allotted for this
program. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st. 2nd
and 3rd Place male and female Individual winners
and team wirmers. The program is open to all
active duty. Guard, Reserve, and family members
18 years or older: DoD and NAF dcvilians, and per-
manent party contractors working on Patrick AFB
and CCAFS. For more Information and to register.
call 494-4947 (Patrick) or 853-3966 (CCAFS).

Feb. 27, 2009 Missileer 11


Tech. Sgt. Rian Byung-Ho
1st Space Launch Squadron

Reason for nomination
"Sergeant Byung-Ho is a talented professional
who exemplifies the Air Force Core Values. He
consistently goes above and beyond for the unit.
Honor Guard White flichi NCOIC. Unit Booster
Club Executive officer and Squadron WinI in .ip
I), \ lead are just a few of the iI inn- he does for
the 1st SLS every day. He accepts every chal-
lenge with grace and honor."
Master Sgt Will McCormick, 1st SLS

How long have you been at this duty sta-
"Four years."

What is your hometown?
"Co \ inl II I, Ohio."

What's your favorite motto or words you live/
work by?
"Power Is only vouchsafed to the man who
dares to stoop and pick it up."
I'vKilor Dostoyevsky

What inspired you to go beyond the call of
"I don't consider what I have done going
beyond the call of duty, but rather doing what Is

Why do you serve?
"I originally enlisted to continue my educa-
tion but in light of Sept 11, 2001 I continue to
serve so that my children can enjoy the freedom
1 enjoy."

12 Feb. 27, 2009 Missileer

Intramural Softball Standings as of
February 23
Team Wins Lost
920 RQW 7 0
45 FSS 4 2
45 CPTS 3 3
45 MDG 3 3
CSR 2 2
45 SFS 2 4
45 LCG 2 4
45 CES 2 4
45 WS 0 5



FRIDAY M! i h 1,tl Valerntne (IdJnsie Ackles, Jairne King) Ton,, an
inexperienced coal miner, caused a accident It the ttulunels thal Irapped
and killed five men and sent the only survivor. Harry, ilno a perlmanenU
conia, Exacly one] year later, on Valenline's Day, Harry woke npi-and
bnilally murdered twenty- wo people will a pickaxe for before in killed.
Ten years later. Ton returns to Harmony on Valentine's Day, slill haunt
ed by the deaths he caused. Rated R Igraphic & brutal horror. graphic
& brutal violence graphic & grtsly images. graphic & strong, sexually.
graphic tlndity, strong language 101 rlin

SATURDAY Grrw Torrto (Cllnl Eastwood, Christopher Carley) Retired
aulo worker Wall an iron willed veteran living in a changing world, Is
forced by his Immigrant neighlbrs to confront his own long held preju
dcles, The people he once called his neighbors have all moved or passed
away, replaced by Hmong ummlgrants. from Southeast Asia, he despises.
Resentful of virtually v'% I vlih ;l and everyone he sees. Walt Is lus wall
ing out tihe rest of tils life... .util lthe night his teenage neighbor Thao tries
io steal hills prized '72 Gran Torino, under pressure from Hmong gang
hangers. Rated R il.u , tii hrtin .tlu il violence) 122 mini

Adults 12 & older S-1. children 6 11 S2. children 5 & under are
Doors open at 7 pm. Shows begli at 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 27, 2009 Missileer 13

Keeping faith in the time of the pioneers
By Chaplain (Lt. Col.) David Turner L the land, planted the come as the political climates change? The worst
45th SW Chapel crops, and built house of all of this is seen in the drop of the literacy

One of the most fascinating events of the early
years of our nation was the Great Awakening.
It was a tremendous time of revival and growth
as people moved westward Into the Tennessee
Valley and Kentucky regions. People with a fierce
Independent nature discovered the truth of Jesus
Christ at camp meetings on the frontier and
even though they were becoming more and more
Isolated In the vastness of the wilderness, the
resurgence of faith created a bond for them. In
a world of Isolation they found their faith to be
the bond of their lives. Camup meetings brought
them together from all over the area and through
sound preaching lives were changed. where there
had been rough and rowdy individualists, there
emerged a strong faith based society.
The people were moving west with little edu
cation, hardly any books, and few expectations
other than a life of hard work and determina-
tion. The times were uncertain and the life style
was bitterly hard. A family could sell what they
had in the east and purchase double their land
n Kentucky, But while it was true that the land
was more fertile because It had not been over
:Topped with cotton, still it was an overwhelming
proposition to move into the wilderness alone
leaving all support and help behind. In essence
:hey were alone, without medical back-up if they
Should be Injured, without food reserves should
he crops fall. without friends or other family
during the long years of struggle as they cleared

Chaplain's Comer

es and barns. They
were so alone that
they may go for days
or weeks without see
Ing a face other than
the family they lived
Agalnsi all odds
though, something
happened. The Spirit
of the Lord moved
and people on Iso
lated farms heard the

rates among young people today.
The world of the late 1700s and early 1800s
was changing but believers met the challenge
with prayer and renewed devotion to sharing
their faith and building a society, hi an intpos
sible situation. God made a way. If you are bur
denied with doubt and concern, have hope. the
same positive power of those days is still with us.
Talk with your chaplain about possibilities, an
awakenlna may be in store.

whispers of hope. One of the major results of the
Great Awakening was to unify most Americans in
a common understanding of the Christian faith
and evangelical view of life.
We are facing difficult times now: the eco
nomlc. political, social, and spiritual situations
In our nation have isolated us to almost the
same degree as those first westward hound set
tiers. [n a nation of many people and posslbili-
ties. we have let ourselves become separated
from our sources of strength and assurance.
isolated by technology, and hampered by poor
spiritual understandings. We face hard economy
cls where the supply may not meet the demands
and where Inflation may overwhelm us. Corn
last year was being diverted lo make fuel and
this caused severe food shortages. The safety of
the home is under threat by the mortgage crisis.
our medical system Is strong now, but what will


Daily Mass (Ties. Fr.) 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.n. Mass in the Seaside
Religious education classes: 10:15-11:15 a.m.
at the Education Center for pre K 6th grade,
Youth Ministry for 7th 8th grade, 10:15 11:15
a.m. at the Education center: for 9th 12th grade
6-8 p.m. at the Shark Center.

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.n. Family Night meal
and study at South Patrick Chapel.

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

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

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