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Kehler: 'Everyone has to be a defender'

General speaks on the changing nature of warfare

Women's History
Month 2009


Remembering a
friend and teacher


By Airman 1st Class
David Dobrydney
45th SW Pubric Affairs
General C. Robert
Kehler, conutander, Air
Force Space Command.
spoke at the Air Warfare
Sympostum In Orlando
Feb. 27 about t he future
of conflict.
"We're very excited
about what Is happen
Ilg In our command,"
he said, referring to the
decision to make Air
Force Space Command
the lead for IAui Force)
cyberspace .|. 'IIa I ..I-,
which will entail creat-
ing a new numbered Air
General Kehler also
talked about tihe mis-
sions AFSPC is already
charged with. such as
the Intercontinental
ballistic missile force.
comprising 10,000 int)di-
"We continue to pro-
vil |1. II l II ilvy. .l1.ll I. ,
responsive deterrent
force that we've provid-
ed for over .", i v' ii s." he
stated ipr.11ll\ adding
that "there has never
been a question about

Gen C. Robert Kehler, commander. Air Force Space Command, speaks at the
Air Force Association's Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 27.

the enduring capablll
ty. or credibility, of that
The dedication of the
Airmen safeguarding
the nation's [CBMs "Is
the foundation of the
nation's security." said
General Kehler.
He recognized the
39,000 Airmen In the
command Including
those working in sat-
ellite operations. "We
wield capabilities that

allow joint command
ers to know more about
their adversaries, to
see the battlefield more
clearly and to strike
more quickly and effec-
ii.\ i\' Ill.iii ever before."
He said space Is an
Integral part of the joint
tight, even ihn iihi iii un
members of the joint
force are only begin
ning to realize what
AFSPC brings to them..
"I would offer that's the

best of all worlds: we
are bringing tremen
dous capability to that
joint force, and all they
know Is that It's there."

ly released Capstone
Concept for Joint
Operations and Joint
i '|l.llllla Environment,
General Kehler said that
.lilIiiidi Gihemgts Khan
or Gen. Robert E. Lee
might recognize some
aspects of war (ti the

21st century, there Is
much that has changed
The Joint Operating
Environment refers to
the possibility of "sus-
tained engagement In
the global comnmons'"
which caught the Gen
eral's eye because as
lie said "the global
commons... clearly In
eludes, and may be
dominated by, space
and cyberspace."
Among the elements
of warfare that have
changed are distance.
because as an operator
of a pilotless drone air
craft. it doesn't matter
where you are opera
Ing from for your tar-
get to be reached: and
physical boundaries.
which are meaningless
to computers or salel
lltes r'r I Ill i overhead.
The final element
General Kehler men-
tioned was symmetry.
"If you want to take on
the United States. you
don't do it straight up,
you fhid an asymmetric
way to do It." he said,
See KEHLER, page 4

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

March 6, 2009

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With all we do,

By Brig. C n.
Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
45th SW commander
Right now, we have have the
potential to have, starting with
tonight, three launches in the next
eight days. To say we're busys"
would be the understatement of the
I know how hard you have been
working to make these happen, thei
re configure the rangi and make it
happen again. And again, And safely.
This kind of work doesn't happen
by accident. You can do this because
you are trained mid prepared to do
the job.
Many of you will also be particle
paying in a realistic, week-long train-
ing exercise at Malahar most of next
week. You will be tested both physi-
cally and mentally. We do this to
gel you hi a high state of readiness.
Being confident and trained in
your warlighter capabilities Is a great
force multiplier. Nothing takes the


don't forget 'Family Readiness'
rate information. Do not allow them
From the top o rely on speculation, guesses or
From t e passed around the unit whispers
from the rumor mill.
place of being prepared. If they have questions or con-
And now I have another ques cerns. get them answered and taken
(on for you to consider. How Is care of properly. Don't leave any
your "family readiness plan" coming loose ends lying around, they will bx.
along? If you were to get the call to sure to trip someone tip.
deploy, would they know where to And make sure they know they
turn for help? Would they be pre are not alone. They are members of
pared? the Air Force Family, and we will
1 Ormly believe It is just as Impor- always be there for them. We have
tant for family members to be as many outstanding agencies stand
ready, prepared and informed for a Ing by 24 hours a day, seven days a
deployment as any Airman, whether week ready to step in and help. Tell
It Is for training or an actual real- them to use us. We like the work.
world assignment. So please, take some time and
In addition to all the actions an make sure things are squared away
Airman must take to ensure their on the home front. You won't be
"family readiness plan" is on the sorry, and neither will your family
right track, like wills, powers of members. I don't want to hear you
attorney, home and vehicle mainte- are "too busy" to take care of them.
nance mid bill paying, probably the Because we all know there's no sub-
most important thing they can do statute for being prepared.
Is provide their families with accu- Thanks again for all you do.

Basically, it's all about attitude, attitude, attitude

By Col. Scott Hendersao
45th Liunch Grmop (xcomIwtnr er
By now, you've heard the word
- the IG may be coming as early
as this summer. 1 know what you
are thinking...highest ops tlenpo In
years, inspection failures on the rise
across the command, budget cuts,
audit are we going to
deliver the standard of excellence the
45th Space Wing is known for? The
answer lies in three simple words
- attitude, attitude, attitude.
The first thing we need to realize
is that when the ORI/Compliance
team hits Patrick. it Is not business
as usual It is the business of war.
the business of hustle, the business
of doing our very best, the business
of attitude! Our Initial reatiton to
the IG's "first punch" will set the
stage for the entire inspection. A "fix
It on the spot' mentality showing
max effort to meet the standards will
very often help you avoid an error or
Let me illustrate the role of atti-

ICommander's Corner
tude using an example from our
2007 compliance inspection. The 10
team dropped in and immediately
began reviewing our medical records
to see If we were compliant with AF
and AFSPC guidance. At the end of
the day on Saturday, they identi
fled a medical form (the famed form
10421 that was missing a date. This
was looking like a major finding.
But wait our sharp director of
operations got on the phone, got our
medical group engaged, and a flight
doe rushed iin lo re do the form early
Sunday morning. By the time the 10
returned the next day, the problem
had been solved attitude and hus
tde saved major write-upt
I'm convinced attitude [s the
major differentlator between a "satis-
factory" and an "outstanding" rating.
What can you do to display the right
attitude in your section? I offer six
simple rules:
1. Every day is "Day One': this

means we are at the same max effort
on the last day as we were on the
first day of the inspection
2. "Run to the ball": f you see an
Issue. fix it. If a wingman needs
help, step up. An ORI Is a team
sport, don't be afraid to ask for or
offer help!
3. Move with a sense of urgency and
act as if everything Is real world.
4. Maximize demonstration and par
ticipation: don't tell the Inspector
what you would do do It! Go until
the task Is complete.
5. Use the checklist: no extra credit
for going it alone without your regs,
Job aids, and checklists, use every
tool at your disposal.
6. Fight the scenario, not the inspec-
tors don't argue with the evalua
tors. Be professional and clarify the
scenario without being combative
This wing has the reputation
of being the very best in Air Force
Space Command. This summer we
will have an opportunity to once
again reign supreme. Hlow we will do
is all about attitude

Missileer staff
Brig. Gen, Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
4itb Space Wini Srmmnandei
Mr, Brad Swe8y
ihirl t0 l-'flthl Altai t

Capt. Amber Millerchip
nspulv Chelf ol Pubilc. ,flair
Mr. Chrla Calkins
Chtel otf Curi tnl COperalitnn
2nd it. Karl Wiest
Lthiet l M-adia Olyeralwiiin

Alrman ist Class
ODvld Dobrydney
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Stressed out? Remember help is not far away

By Lt. Col. Joseph Narrigan
and Capt. Catherine Callender
45th Medtitl 'i Ft1,' tpi'.s .p'i.iFrFrt i,
Recently, Ihere have been sonic
significall events occurring oli our
base Ihal indicate many service
members and civilians alike are
under a greal deal of stress that
they are having difficulty coping
with, Additionally, they may not be
disclosing to oilier people Ltal they
are having problems. There are also
indicators thai many people are
hesitant to seek mental health treat
ment when it is clearly needed.
Despite our best efforts. there will
always he people who choose not to

seek treatment when they need it,
To help address that problem and
provide some degree of support to
those individuals, the Air Force has
invested in an interactive web based
program called Mood (Gum. This
program was developed within the
civilian sector and lhas ben ifotund

to have significant positive iipalc
on the individuals who used the
program. Any Air Force servicerent
ber. dependent family member, or
civilian can use the site. Since one
of ihe mosi signillcant deterrents to
seeking help is fear that the person's
n it i. I.lli t i iv %, ll be breached.
individuals who use Mood G.N1m are
afforded complete iu .ini lvv. People
are more likely to use the site if they
lknow their personal information
will be kept confidential. The web
address is We
believe this is a valuable resource
and one that may appeal to individ
tals who are unlikely to seek Iradi
tional mental health treatment,

The 45th Mental Health Clinic
is actively engaged in trying to cor
recl the misconceptions people have
about menial health treatment and
encourage them to gel the care
they need. Our menttal health slaff
is available to provide prevenlative
health brielings on sulbiects such as
suicide prevention, stress mnanage
ment. and overcoming substance
abuse and r, 1.-,.1 .l l I. problems.
If you would like to have a mental
health staff member provide a brief
ing tailored to the needs of your per
solimel or if yon have any 'i1, .li.,11-.i
simply call the mental health clinic
at 494-8234, and let us know how
they can assist.

Women's History Month 2009: taking the lead to save the planet

By Senior Airman
Kara Tores
This year, we are honoring
the women who have led the
way in saving our planet. The
National Women's History
Project has elected to feature
Rlehe'l m-lrsn ma "Ihe ir-onic

I, i L ., r.. l.l1
Master Sgt. Marian Smith of
the 920th Mission Support
Squadron served as the
emcee at the 2009 Women's
History Month Proclamation

model of tie theme." She
is but one of many women
with a passion to do what it
Lakes, to overcome obstacles
in order to preserve what is
entrusted to us.
Rachel Carson attempted
to define the impact people
have had on this beautilid
blue planet in her book Silent
Spring, She believed "II ll-
history of life on earth has
been a history of interaction
between living things and
their surroundings...Only
within the moment of lime
represented by the present
century has one species -
man acquired significant
power to alter the nature of
tils world."
Carson was indeed a
woman with a passion and
determination to protect that
which she loved as a child.
She utilized her wnvint, tal
ent to convey the message
that we need to do all that we
can to preserve the beauty of
the only known inhabitable
planet in the universe.
HIaving made numer-
ous leaps and Ilunds in
her career as a researcher.
author, and environmental
ist. she made her mark in

taking the lead to save our
planet. One of her many
astounding accomplish-
ments was the founding of
tie Envirounental Protection
In her article "h1111. Your
Child to Wonder" in the July
1956 issue of Women's tHome
Companion. Carson attempt
ed to instill a deeper appre
elation and respect for the
world around us. She wrote.
"A child's world is fresh and
new and beautiful, full of
wonder and excitement. It is
our misfortune that for most
of that clear-eyed vision.
that true instinct for what
is beautiful and awe inspire
ing. is dimmed and event
lost before we reach adult-
hood." She goes on to say she
wished this "sense of wonder
(bel so indestructible that it
would an tuifailing
antidote against the boredom
and disenchantments of later
years, tie sterile preoccu
nation with things that are
"What is the value of pre-
serving arid ir I i'Lhi-itInI
this sense of awe and wonder.
this Ibey ,n ll 'i of .-. r uni I ls
beyond the boundaries of

45th Space Wing Vice Commander Col. Stephen Butler
addressed the ceremony guests after signing the proclama-

human existence?" she asks
us. "Those who contemplate
(he beauty of Ihe earth find
reserves of strength that will
endure as long as life lasts."
It reminds ime of the times I
go to the beach stressed out
by life's complexities, and let
it all fade away with the tide
as it returned to the sea.
We all have a role in taking
the lead to save our plan-
et, regardless of gender. The

Patrick AFB Women's History
Committee encourages all to
participate in Ihe events the
committee has planned for
the month of March. taking
with them the long-forgotten
enchantment of nature. Look
for future articles this month
that honor other women.
both local and abroad, who
have put their best foot for-
ward when it came their time
to take the lead.


Air Force Aid Society helps thousands with emergency funds

By Capt. Michael Lynn
AFAFI'.v'i r i ivi-r
The Air Force Assistance
Fund (AFAF) raises funds
for four charities Ihat sup
port Air Force men and
women Uand Iheir falllles.
Of those, the h li.Iliv that
probably supports person-
nel at Patrick AFB and Cape
Canaveral AFS more than
any oliher Is the Air Force Aid
Society AF.\S). The AFAS Is
the official charily of the Air
Force, and Its charter Is to
provide worldwide emerge
cy assistance to AF members
aid their families, sponsor-
ing educational assistance
programs, and offering a

45th Operations Group Superintendent Chief Master Sgt.
Frank Evans, 45th OG Commander Col. Bernie Gruber, Air
Force Assistance Fund keyworker Capt. Chris Ryder of the
45th Operations Support Squadron and Deputy Commander
Col. Myron Fortson fill out their AFAF forms Wednesday.
variety of base commnundly Improve i n. l I,r./.ii liv wel-
enhancement programs that fare.

In 2008 the AFAS pro
vided total dlrecl assistance
to more than 15,000 Air
Force members and farlti
lies totaling S24.3 illionr, of
which more than 8158,000
went to Patrick AFB & Cape
Canaveral AFS members.
This 8158.000 helped imer
hers with emergency needs
such as paying for re nt /rort
gages and vehicle repairs, as
well as allowed for programs
such "Give Parents a Break"
mad Ihe "HAP Arnold Grant
Program" lo be offered to
PAFB members. Additional
Information on the AFAS
betnefls and programs can
be fouxld through the PAFB

Airnuan & Fnlllll Readiness
The AFAS relies solely on
individual donallons to fuid!
Its activilles and 100 per
cent of the donations to the
AFAS IIr,.nalli the Air Force
Assistance Fund support the
emergency assistance pro-
grams and provide nutcli
needed assistance to AF
nmemnbers mid families whIen
there are no other resources
lo turn to. This year the goal
is $39.210.
The 2009 AFAF drive rnms
until April 10. Please see
your Unit Project Officer or
section keyworker to contrib
ute to tlis valuable cause,

General urges more situational awareness, protection of capabilities

KEHLER, from page 1
such as infilir.ilintg an urban area. tie suggested
Ihat cyberspace itself is a densely packed urban
area, Including people learning and communicate
ing with friends, but also vandals, spies and even
rival militaries.
"When you come to work. and you log in... you
are entering a war zone and everyone has to be a
defender. We do not have a security forces squad-
ron for cyberspace, said General Kehler.
"Make no mistake about it, (he fIlihl is on in
cyberspace. The adversary can be down lthe street
or hallway around the world," he said. "and you

SWhen you come to work and you log
in... you are entering a war zone,
and ever!lone has to be a defender. 99

Gen. C. Robert Kehler
never know, the enemy could be down the street
and look like he's halfway arotmd (he world."
Having outlined the challenges facing AFSPC.
General Kehler gave Ideas of how to meet them.
First and foremost, situational awareness In

both space and cyberspace niust be improved,
"W eve got to answer some tough questions when
something happens," said General Kehler, "What
happened? Who did it? What are the consequenc-
es and what are my options?"
tin addition to situational awareness. General
Kehler urged greater protection of capabilities,
as well as deploying services faster and expand-
ing the team that provides those services, aind
embracing indtusiry and allies nloren il 1 IIvI's'
tI II I r, birdss to 1 il.u tu it nature of warfare.
General Kehler concluded, "it's about the runiles of
the game, and how you play ii."

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Security Forces Squadron remembers Joe Grandonico

Former NCO spent 12 years as civil service weapons instructor

By Airman Ist Class David Dobrydney
45th SW Public Afairs
The 451.h Security Forces &luadron I,, n ivi ly
lost anl important member of their learn.
Joseph Grandonico. a civil servant with 12
years at Ihe squadron, passed away Feb. 23 at
the age of 68.
A rellred Master Sergeant with 22 years of
active duty service, Mr. Grandonico joined the
451h SFS in October 1998 as the Combat Arms
Manager mid Lead Training Instructor. There, he
was responsible for providing l railing and weap
onis qualifications for the men and women of the
45th Space Wing and Its mission partners.
Ills reputation, experience, and knowledge
were such that Headquarters Air Force Space
Command called upon him to aid In the develop-
ment of the first ever i iil iA vision M 16 Survival
Reaction Course. Ills talents were called upon
again to provide vital Input during the rewrite
of Air Force policy for Combat Arms Training
and Maintenance. During his time at the 45th
s urillv Forces Squadron. Mr. Grandnrco would
also brief many disilm.lil.-ll-ll visitors on security
operations and weapons systems, including for-
mer Secretary of the Air Force Dr. James Roche.
During the 2008 Guardian Challenge Mr.
Grandonico was a major factor in the success of
the wings tearn winning the Schriever Trophy as
the "Best Space Launch Wing" In Air Force Space
Command for the third consecutive year. Under


Joe Grandonico
his guidance, the r in ll Forces C( .ll I11 III
placed first among nine highly competitive teams
In Combat Marksmanshlp. :.lilll.. aulrl contrib)
uting to the wings overall success.
He also played an integral role in training the
men and women who secure critical national
space and spacelift resources. During the tran-

sitton of lhe Cape Canaveral Air Force Stallon
S.., i nilv Services Contract, Joe ensured 140 per
solnel were trained aind qualifed with two weap
ons syslems itn just Iwo weeks testament to his
dedication anld colmllmllent to misslont success,
More Il-i..l i u ill, Joe was inslrnllental In train
ing personnel who were preparing for deploy-
ments In support of the Global War on Terrorism
anid Operations Iraqi and 1:11, liin i. Freedom,
Throughout his tenure as a civil servant. Mr.
Grandonico received numerous awards and rcc-
S", ill 11mis, being named Headquarters Air Force
Space Command Sr'* Iirllv Forces Civilian of
the Year in Colorado Springs. Colo.: the 45th
Security Forces Civilian of the Year, and 45th
Security Forces Squadron Civilian of the Quarter
several times,
Mr. Grandonleo trained thousands of Airmen.
Department of Defense civilians, and contrac-
tors In various weapons systems, ensuring all
personnel were fully prepared to perform their
"I feel ill. r, iIlblv honored to have had the priv
liege to work with Joe." said Tech. Sgt. Turkessa
Mike. "He shared his job knowledge freely with
anyone willing to learn and would often offer a
bit of 'senior wisdom' to us young NCOs on vari-
ous life issues. Joe was not just a co worker to
me; he was also my friend, a friend I will dearly
(Information for this story provided by Sharon
Young. 45th N- i Ilii% Forces Squadron)

(above) Joe Grandonico and some of his students during a lesson at the 45th
Security Forces Squadron. (left) Mr. Grandonico at the Patrick Firing Range.

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Tech. Sgt. Eric Washington
1st Space Launch Squadron

Reason for nomination
"S.-rg.uI Wi.i.-liigi iii was nslrunmental In the
processing of five critical launch vehicle tasks and
."iI ' anomalies or errors. He also provided mission assur
ance oversight for propulsion system and propellant
load tests for the Delta II Kepler mission to study
Earth-like planets. He is always willing to go above
and beyond for the team. including working on week-
Master SgL Tim Neils. 1st SLS

How long have you been at this duty station?
"Seven years."

What is your hometown?
"Philadelphia. Pa."

What's your favorite motto or words you live/work
"None in parlicular... I just do my besi every day."

What inspired you to go beyond the call of duty?
"From my coworkers on up. my squadron Is tops! I
do my best to keep up with them."

Why do you serve?
"There is a military tradillo n n my Iriinllv. and 1he
Air Force Is second to none!"

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Events Calendar

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Delta II Kepler Launch Women's History
Cape Canaveral Month Beach Cleanup
10:49 p.m. 8-11 a.m.
Beach Parking Lot
Kid's Night Out
6-11 p.m Historic Cape
Youth Programs Canaveral Bus Trip
9:30 a.m. 1 p.m
Annual Awards Banquet Outdoor Recreation
6-10 p.m
Cocoa Beach Holiday Framing class
Inn 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Sunday Brunch Pre-Separation First-term Airman How to Become a Sponsorship Training Women's History Month 2-Tank Open Water
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 9-10:30 a.m. Financial Management Millionaire 10-11 a.m. 5K Run Dive Trip
The Tides Airman & Family 8 a.m 4:30 p.m. 11 a.m 12:30 p.m. A&FRC 7 a.m. (Patrick Fitness Outdoor Recreation
Readiness Center A&FRC A&FRC Ceniler)
Lunch & Bowl Special 7:30 a.m. (Cape Fitness Surf Fishing class
Story Time Three-day TAP Early B3ra Bng. 11 a.m-- 1 p-m, Center) 7-11 a.m
10 a.m ,orksrcp begins 6:15 p.m. Rocket Lanes Outdoor Recreation
Base Libr:ir, 8 a.m. 4:30 p m. The Tides Applying for AF Jobs
Newborn Care 9-11 am. Safe Boater Course
Fundamentals of Wednesday Hump ,a' 6-8 p.m. A&FRC 9 30-11 30 a.m
Resume 4'30-7:30 p.m. A&FRC Outdoor Recreation
1-3 p.m. The Tides WHM Leadership Panel
A&FRC Discussion
Noon -1 p.m.

15 16 17 18 19 20 I -* T-,..t 1 21
Sunday Brunch Open Water Scuba Duathlon Prie.'enTrin Identity Health Fair 3-Tank Open Water Family Paddle Day
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. class starts 8 a.m. (Cape Fitness Theft 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Dive Trip 8 a.m. noon
The Tides Outdoor Recreation Center)/10 a.m. (Patrick 9 am. 1 p.m. Hanrg& R, Cape Outdoor Recreation Outdoor Recreation
Fitness Center) A&FRC Canaveral
Latin on the Beach Shark Attack Swim Texas Hold 'em Free Car clinic
2:30-6:30 p.m. Challenge starts WHM Book Reading dn-' wi Hurmp Day Job Search 5-10 p.m. 10 a.m. noon
The Tides Patrick Fitness Center 3-4 p.m. 4:30-7:30 p m, 10-11:30 a.m. The Tides Auto Hobby Shop
Youth Center The Tides A&FRC
Scrapbook & Stamping
St. Patrick's Day Early Bird Bingo Pajama Club -.tcr/ Time classes
Celebration 6:15 p.m. 6:15 p.m. 10 a.m. noon
4 p.m. The Tides Base Library Arts & Crafts
Marina (members only)
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Sunday Brunch Safe Boater Course Unlimited Bowling Lunch & Bowl Special Lunch & Bowl Special Women's History Month Egg Hunt
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m 9:30-11 a.m. Special 11 am.- 1 p.m. 1 a.m.- 1 p.m. Luncheon 10 am.
The Tides Outdoor Recreation 2 p.m. to closing Rocket Lanes Rocket Lanes 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Youth Programs
Rocket Lanes The Tides
Story Time Wednesday Hump Day Heart Link class Rock 'it Glow Bowl
10 a.m. Deployed Families 4:30-7:30 p.m, 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Surf Fishing class Special
Base Library Dinner The Tides A&FRC 5-7 p.m. 7-11 p.m.
6-7 p.m. Outdoor Recreation Youth Programs
A&FRC Early bEl E&r.n jo
6:15 p.m. Teen Night Surf Fishing class
o p h e s o b inrest in fture .The Tides 7-10:30 p.m. 7-11 a.m.
To publish events of base-wid ter future Youth Programs Outdoor Recreation
issues, e-mail

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FRIDAY Inkdteart
(Brendan Fraser, Helen
Mirren) Mortimer and
his daughter. Meggic.
share a gift tor bringing
characters from books
to life when they read
them aloud. While at a
secondhand book shop,
Mo hears voices: when
he locates the book
they're coming from. 11
sends a shiver up his
spine. It's Inkheart, a
hook he's been search-
ing for since Meggie's
mother vanished Into
its mystical world. Mo's
plan to use the book to
rescue Resa is thwart
ed when Capricorn. the
evil villain of Inkheart.
kidnaps Meggle. Rated
PG (fantasy adventure
action, scary moments,
language) 106 nLn

Don Cheadlel When
Andi and her younger
brother. Bruce. find
themselves In a foster
home with a strict "no
pets" policy. Audi has
to use her quick wit to
help find a new home
for their dog. Friday.
The kids stumble upon
an abandoned hotel
and begin transform
fIg It Into the perfect
home for Friday as
well as all the strays in
the city, Rated PG (mild
thematic elements, lan
guage, crude humor)
100 min

Adults 12 & older -
Si. children 6 11 82,
children 5 & under are
Doors open at 7 p.m.
Shows begin at 7:30

End of an era: the last flight of the Titan IIIC

By Mark Cleary
45th SW History ill;, t'
March 6, 2009
marks the 27lh mull
versary of the final
Titan 11lC space 1ll1gh
from iC 1" Canlaveral.
The flitghl ti March
1982 was the flnal
mission for Ithe Air
Force's liI i L'.'in itr
l.lon' heavy lift space
vehicles from the Cape.
11 was also a turning
point in the mighty
Titan program a pro
grain spaiutnig nearly
five decades in the
Cape's history.
Titan I and II
Ballistic Missiles
(ICBMs) were devel
oped for the Air Force



and launched at the
Cape between 1959
and 1965. By the early
1960s the Defense
Department also had a
requirenmernt for a new,
more pvowcrfd vehicle
to lift very heavy pay
loads into space. The
Titan 11IC filled I hat
At the line the TitanI
II1C was being con
sidered, NASA had its
Saturn program and
saw no need for anoth
er heavyweight booster.
Nevertheless. Dr. N.EF
Golovln's Large launctl

Vehicle rPI in 11u k Group
concluded ihe Titan
11 would ble Ithe Iesil
booster for Defense
DeparlmenI mis
stons after 1963, That
concessions cleared
the way for an Inter
agency agreement hin
January 1963 thal
acknowledged Air
Force jurisdiction over
all Titan 1 construe
lion at the north endr
of' ripa Canaveral. Thet
construction llfhluided
Complex 11, which
was built jusl over
NASA's oniuiii. arv l.I I
Cape Canaveral Air
Force Station.
Titan 111C construe
tion lxIgan iIn earnest
Nov. 24. 1962, and

the Integrate Transfer
Launch (ITL) area was
largely completed by
the spring of 19635. The
tirst Titan IllC: lifted
off l. .i '*-.1il from
Complex 40 June 18.
1965. The Air Force
aceepled Complex 41
Dec. 15, 1965, and
that site supported Its
first Titan Il'C I1IIll
less than a week later.
The Air Force
Intended to use
Complex 40 for all
Its Manned 4 )rlilllii
Laboratory (MOL)
1li III- in the 1970s.
but the program failed
to materialize, In the
meantime Complex 41
supported all of the
Cape's Titan 1iIC mis

sions between 1967
and 1970. Titan llIC
operations shifted back
to Complex 40 after
Ihe MOL program was
cancelled in 1969,
Complex 41
remained useful as
the launch site for
NASA's seven Titan
IIIE missions at the
Cape. Those flights
included lhe much
publicized Viking
Mars Lalder nis-
slons and the Vi\'. wli -
missions to Jupiter
and Ihe olher so-
called "outer planets,"
Twenty three of the
Cape's Titan IIIC mis-

sons were launched
Iornl Complex 40 from
1970 onward, briii iiig
the grand lotal to 26
Titan 111C liih i- from
Complex 40 anld len(
Titan 1IC niMl s from
Complex 41,
The Titan 34D
picked up where tile
Tllan IIIC left off, and
eight Titan 34D mis-
sions were flown from
Conliplex 40 before the
site was miLodified to
support Commercial
Titan Ill and later)
Titan IV flights.
Complex 41 also sup
ported Titan IV mis
slons in the 1990s.

10 March 6, 2009 Missileer

March 6, 2009 Missileer 11

AFTAC continues excellence as part of Air Force nuclear enterprise

By Master Sgt. Patrick Murphy
AFTAC Public Affhirs
When Gen. Norton Schwartz was appointed the
19th Chief of fStalT of Ihe Air Force, he emphasized
a renewed focus on the nuclear ctlerprise as one
of the Air Force's top priorities.
Leaving assumed conunanld only five days Ibeore
Gen. Schwartz's appointment. Air Force Technical
Applications Center Conmmander Col. Lisa Ann
Onaga look this to heart. As commander of the lnit
that maintains and operates the U.S. Atonic Energy
Detection System, a global network of nuclear deto
nation detection sensors, Colonel Oi.i ic-I kni ,l.- I [i
a renewed focus on Ihe nuclear enterprise also
imeatu a focus on AFTAC.
"AFTAC has been successfully executing the Air
Force's nuclear detonation detection mission for
nearly 50 years without any fanfare. The nuclear
detonation detection mission Is directly linked to
our nuclear treaty-monitoring mission, and these
missions are a significant part of the nation's
nuclear enterprise," Colonel Onaga said. "AFTAC is
also on the leading edge of technological research
and the evaluation of verification technologies for
current and future tri.lJii, of weapons of mass
destruction that threaten national security. So,
AFTAC's success is awin for the Air Force's nuclear
General Schwartz set the goal for the Air Force
when he said. "Precision and reliability is our stan-
dard, regardless of job or specially, and we will
return the vigor and rit.. r 1 all the processes and
missions for which ,.. Ii. '. been entrusted."
Precision and reliability have long beert trails
of the long range detection ir ,r-unl a program
AFTAC became responsible I-i v.lh ii II stood up In
1959. But the LRD program actually goes back to
1947, when Gen. Dwight Eisenhower directed the
Army Air Forces to be able to "detect atomic explo-
slons anywhere in the world." In 1949, an Air Force
B 29 II'lii, between Alaska and Japan detected
debris from the first Russian atomic test. The LRD
program also confirmed France's first atonic weap-
ons test in 1960. China's in 196'4, India's in 1974
and Pakistan's in 1998. Il October 2006. AFTAC's
USAEDS detected an event associated with North
Korea's claim of a nuclear test and later provided
verification that the event was nuclear ill nature.
While pI.r 'lit,- AFTAC with its 'Itijili Air
Force 4 )r.iiiz iII.i il Excellence Award. Air Force
linIn-Illn.'i. Surveillance and Heconnaissance
Agency Commander Maj. Gen. r.,I Kozdol
explained the center not only played a vital role
in shaping our nation's nuclear posture, but also
Impacted the collective response ol Ihe inlerna
tional conIlunity to nuclear events.
"Artted with information provided by AITrAC,
the United States supplied the scientifle evidence

Air Force Technical Applications Center technicians in the Directorate of Operations Alert Operations
Center monitor seismic activities as part of AFTAC's nuclear treaty monitoring mission. Once detected,
events are analyzed for nuclear identification and findings are reported to national decision makers
through Air Force headquarters.

to justify international sanctions against the North
Korean government," he said.
The award covered the period of Jan. 21006
Illn-IJat. Dec. 31, 2007, during which time the
center formed new partnerships and spurred col
laboralive efforts across government and nllerna
tional lines. AFTAC led the way in i1,- lirl ii.-iniiial
responsibilities to the Comprehensive Test Ban
Treaty Organization. and sought and obtained
International MNiLtilttiuI, System certlicatlon for
three seismic array platforms.
"This demonstrates the center's comnlitment to
upholding its treaty obligations, but perhaps more
i liri -l ilIlv I it furthers our diplomatic I li0 ili\ '
with tile various host nations where our platforms
reside," General Koziol said.
The center defined new domestic roles, mission
capabilities and responsibilities with the Air Force
ISR Agency and Headquarlers Air Force A2. and
formalized its role to ite Department of llonteland
St uI' l National Technical Nuclear Forensics
Program. AFTACI is now recognized as a critical
domestic nuclear rapid response team member.
In addition. AIFAC's dedication to developing
fi'w ir.I I liunkiini technologies and techniques in
the area of Nuclear Debris Collection and Analysis
culminated in the prestigious Air Force Science and

Engineering Award for Exploratory and Advanced
Technology Development for 2007.
With this award, dte Air Force Chief Scientist
recognized the Nuclear Debris Collection and
Analysis Research and Development team from
AFTAC's Materials fe. I Il 'li .i. Directorale for its
brilliant adaptation of the latest sclenttfic research
and technology to the worldwide nuclear explosion
detection problem. Maximizing current meleo-
rological, nuclear, spcctroscopic and computing
developments, the teat reengineered. modernized
and vastly improved tde nallo i's capability for vert
fication of nuclear treaties. The team's ensemble
meteorological modeling, collection systems, analy-
sis apparatus and evaluation techniques operated
1i il' -.isy to provide confirmation of North Korea's
Oclober 2006 nuclear test,
"Our people are dedicated to our imissioni alnd
we work tirelessly to provide the very best data to
our customers," Colonel Onaga said. "Earning the
Air Force Science and Enginecring Award validates
AFTAC's 1illiiI. li i conmitLnient to provide data
that is both precise and reliable."
This cortmmitment was recognized in 2006 by one
of AFTAC's customers, the International Atomic
Energy Agency. IAEA's Deputy Director General and
See APTAC, page 12

12 March 6, 2009 Missileer

The everyday heroines of Women's History Month

By Chaplain (lst
Lt.] Henry Jenkins
45th SW Chapel
March Is Women's
History Month. We
embrace the opportu-
nity to remember the
great achievements of
women both past and
present. To all who
overcome adversity.
fight tirelessly and soar
to new heights setting
examples for the next
generation to follow, we
salute them.
However, the greatest
heroines of Women's
History Month may
not be found primnar
fly among the annals
ofgreat polltical social
and business leaders.
On the contrary. it will
be the women whose
faces are scared on the
minds of everyday peo
pie because they our
everyday heroes.
This sentiment Is
best expressed in the
words of a prayer writ-
ten for the Women's

UI Qpjln's cornerr
History Proclamation
Almighty God, grant
us your exeltlenr spirit
as ue honor the woFten
who have shaped our
lives and changed our
history. We see you
with therrm.
We hear your toice in
the encouraging worlds
of our mothers, the wis
dorn o our grawndnoth-
ers and the future Ihpe
of our daughters.
Wef el your presence
in U e Unomen nursing
our infants. nurturing of
our chldrn and elderly
and the single wmohers


Daily Mass (Tues. Fri.) at 11:30
a.m. In the Seaside Chapel.
Saturday: 4 p.m. confession. 5
p.n. Mass in the South Patrick
Sunday: 8:30 anm. Mass in South
Patrick Chapel. and 11:30 a.m. Mass
In die Seaside Chapel.
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 ite Education center:
for 9th-12th grade 6-8 p.m, at the
Shark Center.

Sunday: 9 a.m. Traditional

working long hours to
provide the basic neres-
sites of life.
We see your author
ity leading us in the
ionen who minake and
direct poicrl. administer
and gotlrni nrtiorns and
steer our wurld torrounls
Bless all those who
have gone before us.
those ho stund arwng
us ald lose who are
yet to come.
I implore you to
remember our unsung
heroines this month,
While we applaud
the accomplish-
ments of Ruth Bader
Gtnsburg, the first
female Supreme Cour
justice, applaud too
the achievements of
women like Tech. Sgt,
Tamarshia Smith of the
45th Medical Support
Squadron, who dili-
gently works and gives
back to her community
while also raising a
family, Finally, remem-

Worship in the Seaside Chapel.
11 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
Barry Chefer at 494 6063.

Tuesday: 6 7 p.m. Islamic
studies, South Chapel, room 105.
For Islamic worship services, contact
Marvin Ilagan at 254-6727 or the
Islamic Society of Brevard County
at 984 412).

her the greatest among
us, single mothers who
courageously overcome

deployments, death
and divorce to provide
a future for their fam

fly. Without such. the
author of this article
would not be possible.

AFTAC is ever-watchful

AFTAC, from page 11
Head of the Department
of Safeguards Olli I ein-
onen. In a letter to the
AFTAC commander,
expressed "sincere
appreciation" for the
support AFTAC provided
to IAEA, which received
the Nobel Peace Prize in
December 2005.
"The support from
the Agency's Network of
Analytical Laboratories.
particularly that of the
AFTAC laboratory net-
work. conlrlhuted sub

stantially to this impor-
tant recognition of the
Agency's most critical
safeguard challenges."
Mr. leinonen wrote. "We
look forward to a long
and productive relation-
ship with AFTAC and
hope that. as the IAFA
is confronted with new
safeguards challenges,
AFTAC will seek ways to
extend the level of sup-
porl arid cooperation to
meet those challenges."
While Colonel Onaga
iad the members

of AFTAC are proud
of what the unit has
accomplished. they are
very much aware that
applying the standards
of precision and reli
ability in the execution
of every mission Is an
ongoing process.
"We've worked hard to
earn our reputation. a nd
well continue working
hard every day to keep
it." Colonel Onaga said.
"The nuclear enterprise
is too Important to do it
any other way."

March 6, 2009 Missileer 13

St. Patrick's 4-Person Scramble
The Manatee Cove Golf Course will hold a four
person scramble golf tournament March 13 with
a I p.m. shotgun start. Format is 18 hole Blind
Draw 4 person ABCD Scramble. [Sign-up as a
single player). Sign up until Tuesday at noon in
the Pro Shop. Cost Is as follows: Annual Pass.
835: Annual Fee. $38; Punch Card Holder (option
al punch) $48; all others 853. Entry Includes
cart, green fee, lunch and awards. Entrants must
pay at tire of registration, and no refunds are
given after Tuesday. Prizes will be gift certificates
awarded to the top 30 percent of teams.

Free Admission to 2009 World Golf
Championships CA Championship
As part of the PGA Tour's ongoing commitment
to honor the brave men and women of the U.S.
military, the 2009 World Golf Championships CA
Championship is proud to offer free admission
to active duty. Reserve, Guard. retired military
members, and family members to the 2009 CA
Championship being held Tuesday March 15 at
the Doral Golf Resort & Spa In Doral, Fla. All you
have to do is show your military ID card at the
entrance gate. For more Information, call the
Information. Tickets & Travel Office at 494-5158.

New Golf Fees & Charges
The new fees and charges at the Manatee
Cove Golf Course take effect March 15. You can
view them at the golf courses webpage at www. For more infonnatton, call 494

2-Person Points Tournament
The Manatee Cove Golf Course will hold a 2
Person Points Tournament March 28. with an 8
atm. shotgun start. Fonnat is an 18-hole, 2-per-
son team points tournament team total ofpoints
made, plus your handicap. Max handicap to be
counted is 30. It will be flighted by team handicap.
Preferred lies In your own fairway. You can sign
up as a team or single (a partner will be assigned).
Must have a USGA HIandicap or play scratch.
Awards will le given for the first three places In
each flight. Number of flights will be determined
by number of entrants. Entry includes greens fee.
cart, prize fund, closest to the pin. and beverages
after completion of play. Cost is as follows: Annual
Pass. 832; Annual Fee, $35; Punch Card Holder
. 845; all others, 850. Save 85 by signing up by
March 21. Registration required by March 26 al 1
p.m. In the pro shop. No refunds after cutoff. For
more Information, call 494-GOLF.

March Golf Special
March is "Brine a Guest Month" at the Manatee

Cove Golf Course. Annual Greens Fee Ilolders 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,

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 tie Public Affairs office
at 494 5923 for information.

Coast Guard Boating Skills program
U.S. Coast Guard Auxlliary Flotilla 42 will
hold a Boating Skills & Seamanship course at
their headquarters in Ihe Sal Martinez Palm Bay
Boating Safety Building in Pollak Park, Palm Bay
starting Tuesday. The 13 lessons are on Tuesday
and Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. The
course includes two nights on navigation and
hands-on chart work. Cost is $45 per participant.
All materials will be frnishled in the cost of the
program. Call (321) 254 0540 for reservations and

Stamping Class
The Arts & Craft Center will hold a stamping
class March 21 from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is only
815 and includes all materials. Registration is
required no later than Tuesday. For more Informa-
tion and to register, call 494-4270.

Framing Classes
Save money by learning how to frame your own
photos, diplomas, certificates and posters Frame
classes will be held at the Arts & Crafts Center
March 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, Cost is $25 plus
materials. Registration is required a minimum of
10 days prior to class date so materials can bx,
ordered, For more information and to register, call

Tico Warbird Airshow
The 32nd annual Warbird Airshow opens at the
Space Coast Regional Airport in Titusville March
13, 14 and 15. Aircraft such as the P-51. B 25,
F104. F 16 and nmany others will be flying and on
display. There will be military re-enactors, antique
cars and other special events. The ticket price at
the gate for adults has been reduced from $23 to
820 and for children from $18 to 815. Advance
ticket prices remain the same at $18 for adults
ard $13 for children (age 4 12), Gates open at
8:30 each day. For additional information call 268
1941. or visit

"Get Ready for Summer" Challenge
The Patrick AFB Fitness Center 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. Registration is required. 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 thds program. Prizes will be awarded to the I st
2nd and 3rd Place male and female individual win
ners and team winners. The program is open to all
active duty, Guard. Reserve, and family members
18 years or older; DoD and NAF civilians, 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),

Tides Focus Groups
The Tides Collocated Club is conducting annual
xocus 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 officer/enlisted person-
nel, 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(sl
to deborah.eppler@

Scrapbook Classes
The Arts & Crafts Center will hold scrapbook
classes March 21 from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost Is
810 and includes all supplies. Registration is
required no later than two days prior to class
dates. For more information and to register, call
494 4270.

Free Admission to National Museum of
Crime & Punishment
The National Museum of Crime & Punishment
in Washington. DC has a Military Appreciation
Days program on most Tuesdays. Wednesdays and
Sunday running now through March 22. All you
have to do is show your ID card at the door. It's
the museum's way of honoring active duty mill
tary personnel, National Guardsmen. Reservists.
and DoD civilians and military retirees (family
members and dependents do not qualify for the
complimentary admission, but are encouraged
to purchase tickets/vouchers at the Information,
Tickets & Travel Office in Bldg 415). For more
information, call 494-5158.

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