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Vol. 51 No. 11

ELM 55

Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. March 20, 2009



first enlisted

Members of the 45th Space Wing pay their
respects Monday at a memorial ceremony for
former Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Paul
Airey, who passed away March 11. Chief Airey
was the first Chief Master Sergeant of the Air
Force, selected in 1966 from 26 finalists out of
6,000 chiefs then serving.

Are you tough

Trained and ready
to go



Billows of smoke and the water near Launch
Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center
capture the brilliant light of space shuttle
Discovery's lift-off on the STS-119 mission
Sunday. The mission to the International
Space Station will deliver a set of solar pan-
els that will increase the amount of power
the station can generate. This is turn will
increase the station's ability to conduct
experiments and sustain additional crew

and missile


A lifetime of

Air Force Space Command: delivering space
capabilities to America and its warfighting

-1 I


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

March 20, 2009


2 March 20, 2009 Missileer

Training, mentoring go hand-in-hand

By Brig. Gan
Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
45th SW crrummaner
Along with everything else we
do, in just the past week alone,
we helped launch a NASA shuttle
Sunday evening and partnered with
the Space aid Missile Systems
Center and our industry partners
in preparation to send tip a mili-
tary communications satellite and
a global positioning system satel
lite that will help protect and serve
our war fighting troops in Iraq and
And while the Atlas launch was
temporarily placed on hold because
of a leak in the Centaur's upper
stage oxddizer valve, that's still a
pretty full week.
Another full week you may not
know all that much about was
recently spent at the Malabar
Training Annex, where more than
100 of our Airmen, leaders and eval-
uaitrs took part in Operation Ocean
Breeze, a field exercise designed to


By Lt. CoL Joseph Narrigan
45th Medical Operations Squadron
March's leadership theme Is men-
torship. I having the opportunity to
address this topic has allowed nme to
reflect on individuals who have posi-
tively influenced me throughout my
life and reinforced the importance of
our Core Values and Air Force cul
ture. I venture my experience is not
too much different than yours.
Each of us has someone who has
helped encourage us along the way.
Someone who has helped us become
more than we would have alone.., a
mentor. It may have been a teacher.
a coach, a parent, a supervisor or
someone who has walked in your
shoes before you and shared sonic of
their wisdom.
In the early 1980s. Senior
Airman Narrigan" worked for Capt.
Wayne Adams. Captain Adams
always found time to help medi-
cal technicians appreciate not just

From the top

exercise and evaluate the 45th Space
Wing's ability to process specific
equipment and personnel for deploy
And that was just for starters.
Because just as Importantly, we
exercised and evaluated our Airmen's
ability to survive and operate in a
deployed environment
Trust me. this was not your basic
check -the-block training. Ilardly.
Under the watchful eyes of several
Exercise Evaluation Team members
and leaders from every unit in our
Wing, our Alnnen were trained and
drilled on a wide variety of necessary
and life sustaining skills such
as deployment procedures, weap-
ons training, command and control,
explosive ordnance recognition,
the ability to survive in a chemical
environment. expeditionary combat
skills, and self-aid buddy care,
I have a really hard time putting

a 'win-win' relationship
core values In not only our Airmen's
Commander's Corner careers but also their personal lives.
how ea-edis-.-;sohcwAs General Bolton recently stated
how to be a nedic bt also how mentoring is like investing. Instead
our duties Impacted the mission. of investments it homes or the
In the early 1990s, as Lieutenant m e he s mntoring
Narrigan" I worked for Col, George stk market he sai, by orn
Adams, no relation. Colonel Adams we e investing n the AMr Force's
taught me how to accomplish the future We are building a portfolio, if
mission while taking care of our you Wll, of filture Air Force leaders.
Airmen. These genUlemen, while While the mentor's job is to guide.
having different leadership styles, encourage and correct tIe mentee,
impacted my life because they took the mentee must be willing to act on
the time to be a mentor. constructive criticism. Mentoring is
Natural or informal mentoring a win-win relationship for all. The
occurs through friendship, teaching, mentee gains valuable knowledge
or counseling in an Inlormal set- while the mentor gains respect and
ting. Planned or formal mentoring Is appreciation, as well as a sense of
an assigned relationship through a investment in their duties.
structured program. The Air Force's Mentoring builds leaders of tie
umentoriug program covers a wide highest quality and prevents the loss
range of areas including career guld of valuable potential. I encourage
ance, professional development, Air you to share your knowledge and
Force history and heritage, knowl- experience with someone today. I
edge of air and space power, eth encourage you to read AFI 36 3401
ics and perhaps, most importantly ald hone your mentoring skills
understanding and applying our today.


my anus around anything much
more vital than that.
And if you don't believe me. ask
any of tlie several hundred 45th
Space Wing Airmen who have return
ed front their wartime deployments.
Ask them if any of them wish they
had had less training. Ask them if
they wish they had been less pre
pared .,. less confident
That's why I continue io insist
leaders at every level do everything in
their power to empower their Airmen
with the skills and confidence they
need should they someday find them
selves In a forward-deployed area.
And in today's world, we all know
that's a pretty distinct possibility.
Don't forget that this month's Year
of Leadership theme Is mentoring.
Share your experiences with them.
Share your successes and failures:
both are great learning tools for our
younger Airmen. Make them tallyy
aware of the importance of trailing.
Emphasize the life they could save
could be their own. Thanks again for
everything you do.

Missileer staff
Brig. Gen, Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
4ttl Space Winil lomrnmaindil
Mr. Brad Sw.rey
chele ohf l-'ritl Alanis
Capt. Amber Millerchip
Depuvy Chief oh Public.. ,laitr
Mr. Chrie Calkins
Cehip o Curint Cr'per3lalnsn
2nd Lt. Karl Wihet
liiefl Madi Oflrerel&ic1e
Airman tst Class
David Dobrydney
Ed lo>
Mr. John Connell

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March 20, 2009 Missileer 3

Project Emeritus head retires for the third time

By Chris Calkins
45th SW 'irlt, .,lis.uis
After graduating from I Iri.
school inl 1955. the North Carolina
teenager said he was faced with
three career options, and none of
them appealed lo hit.
And the fourth, an assignment
to the first ever class of the brand
new Air Force Academy that year
was out of reach "because 1 didn't
have the grades in the math and
"I probably could've gone into
tobacco, textiles and tables, and
I said 'no' to all of them." said
Harold "Jerry" McAnully. who
"retired" for the third time last
week in a ceremony held at the
Tides, this time as outgoing direct
tor. Project Eniritus. the volun
teer organization he has been with
since 1996. the last three as the
head man.
So he did the next best Ihbinr
He enlisted In the Air Force, and
ended up retiring as a Chief after
28 and one-half years of active
duty service, where e he "retired" for
the first time as the Commandant,
I'lir,- ia iii Manager's Course. Tinker
Air Force Base. Okla.

Jerry McAnulty (center) with (left to right) 45th Space Wing Commander
Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton Jr., Col. (ret.) Thomas Bouthiller, 45th SW Vice
Commander Stephen Butler and 45th Mission Support Group Commander Col.
Charles Beck at Mr. McAnulty's retirement March 12 at The Tides.

"I knew 1 was going to stay in
for a long time real early in my
career." he said. "The Air Force
and I always got along real well."
After leaving active duty, he
held government service positions
at Tinker. Andrews and Wri il i
Patterson Air Force Bases, where

he er 'iill,uial "retired" for the sec-
ond time In 199)6.
In June. 1996. Jeny and his
wife. Shel. (they will be celebrat-
ing their 50th wedding anniversary
in June) decided to move to the
Space Coas. Ile joined forces with
I'il'. .' Emeritus that very month.


The 45th Space

Wing's best team

and two 14th Air

Force winners

Comprised of (left to right) Ms.
Jada Jackson, Tech. Sgt. David
Kolcun, Mr. Robert Southern and
Capt. Jason Telfer, the Medical
Exercise Training Team was
named the Best Team for 2008
at the recent Annual Awards cer-

The following Annual
Award witnners have lbeen
nained best In the 14ih
Air Force:

45th SW Civilian
Category II (supervisor)
Mr. Randall luhubajrd

First Sergeant
of the Year
Master 'Si
Joseph Powell

Butt he wasn't happy having
only one volunteer -,I Iii/.- iI -il to
help. For six years. Jerly served as
the building manager for the Daily
Bread Soup Kitchen, where they
routinely fed more than 150 people
"And we always did it in coin
passionate ways. trying to restore
their personal respect and .itl.'n II."
he said.
In his "spare time." Jerry also
supported Meals on Wheels. drove
those in need to supermarkets
and medical appointments, assist-
ed Health Outreach Prevention
and Education nurses and was
appointed as a mneinber of the Golf
Advisory Committee.
lHe doesn't especially think this
"third" retirement is anything spe-
cial. And he's not looking for any
pals-on-the-back for doing what
he only thinks is "the right thing
to do."
"It's simple," he said. "the Air
Force has been vry good to me
and my family. Doing this volun
teer work is jusl an opportunity Io
give -1111.. I liii. back to the com
munllty we all love,
"It gives me a warm-and-fuzzy
feeling Inside to help those less
fortunate. That's really why I do It,
and it's a good iini.ih reason for
Col, Stephen Butler, vice con-
mander, 45th Space Wing, said its
people like Jerry who make truly
invaluable contributions to the
quality of life in this vi'll, and all
iliii n.:1 -. lii Patrick and the Cape.
"I know Jerry: he would be the
first one to tell you there are hun-
dreds and hundreds of volunteers
who are lust like hin. Every day.
there are people like himn who
are out Ithere giving back lo this
comullunity in ways we can't even
countt" said Colonel Butler.
"They make things happen for
all of us and iln v\ ask uiJil-p.P' it
return. lWhen you talk about self-
less heroes, you are talking aboul
all our volunteerss" he said.


We want you to be a Training Instructor

By Chief Master Sgt.
Rodney McKinley
Chief Master Sgt. of the
Air Force
I still remember
the military Irain
ing instructors front
liy time ,llI*'rdilli
Air Force basic train-
ing back in 1974
- Technical Sergeant
Taylor and Staff
Strlr. .ull Duke. Just
as 1 remember them. 1
also remember the les-
sonis they taught me.
Sr-r. ,u ii Taylor taught
tme how to salule I
salute the very satume
way today how to
wear the uniform.
and about being an
Airman. These MTIs
taught me the found
tons of service to our
nation military bear
Ing. standards and
discipline. Those very
same lessons have
helped mold me Into
the Airman I am today.
The Air Force needs
more MTIs right now
to meet the demands
of our Increasing
end I irriiIl h. We are
ln rntilnl1; about 4,000
additional enlisted
Airmen per year over
the next two years to
boost 1uir n.111.1]iu ,l to
332.700. The current
cadre of MTIs are doing
an amazing job and

working long hours
to meet this Intlux of
Airmen, but we need
to bring on about 220
additional MTis to get
back on track and
ensure a sustainable
pace for our training
That's where you
come in. If you are a
senior airmen, staff
or technical sergeant.
desire a < lal-lenI i and
would like to make a
positive impael on the
Airmen of tomorrow -
this job Is for youl This
special li lv ill give
you tqi| ri liillk to
Instill warrior ethos in
Airmen and Impact the
critical mission of our
Air Force. You will see

and will wear the MTI
rp., i i i i ,j Fl ibbonl
upon coliplellon of a
successful tour.
If ilat is niol
enough, being art MTI
gives Airmen unparal-
leled leadership and
supervisory expert
ence and sets then
1ip lofr future personal
and professional sue
cess. MTI duty can le
a solid springboard to
success. Two former
chief miasier sergeants

of the Air Force were
D. Gaylor and CMSAF
PrN,,e btrlt A i CrPalact A G ary R. PtIngston.
firsthand the results of distinctive and pres- Althtough I have not
your work every eight tigious MTI hat and served as an MTI, I
and half weeks when the Air Education and
the Airmen you trained Training Command
participate In the Instructor Badge.
Basic Military Training get 0ll-1 L credits
Graduation Parade. towards a Comunutity
Besides Ihe tremeln- ( nl il of the Air
dous job satisfaction Force associates
of molding the Air degree in Instruclor
Force's fullture lead- of Techlology and
ers. there are ntuner- Military Studies. carn
outs other benefits. $375 In In.oill il% spe
MTIs are placed o cial duty pay and 3222
a stable 4 year cotn aulual supplementary
trolled tour, wear the ill I tin allowance.

respect and admire
their -. r'i, I .nIlv
If you fall Into that
senior airman to tech
nieal sergeail range,
[ enIcoulrage you to
apply for tids amazing
duty loday. You can
find Imore informa
lion about being an
MTI on the Air Force
Portal. If you are Inter
tested. contact the MTI
ri. r1 1111 i team direct
at DSN 473 101G or

4 March 20, 2009 Missileer


March 20, 2009 Missileer 5

6 March 20, 2009 Missileer

First sign
By Mark Cleary
45th SW History Ofice
Following its unbro
ken string of successful
maimed space flights
in the early 1960s.
NASA launched astro
nauts Virgil "Gus"
Grissom and John
Young on the nation's
first manned Gemini
mission from Cape
Canaveral March 23.
1965. As was true of
its manned flights for
Project Mercury, NASA
launched a "man-rated"
missile from a recently
retired military com-
plex in this instance.
a Titan II missile from
Complex 19 to
carry Grissom and
Young's capsule into
orbit. Two rumanned
Gemini missions had
been launched from
Complex 19 in April
1964 and January
1965. As the program
unfolded, Complex 19
supported 10 manned
Gemini launches
between March 1965
and mid -November
1966. All those flights

of greatness: Gemini Flight 44th



were successful.
At the lime. national
and international
attention tended lo
focus on the Gemini
astronauts, their
launch vehicles, and
the fanfare associated
with preparations at
Complex 19 on launch
day. Forty years later,
hindsight gives us a
better appreciation for
the complexities of the
Gemini program. After
the first maimed flight
from Complex 19 in
March, later Gemini
missions employed
Agena stages as target Astronauts Gus Grissom and John Young in the spacecraft for the I
clocking operations sion, launched March 23, 19685
docldng operations.
The target vehicles before they tackled far the Gemini 6 (GT 6) rolling. Conseq
were launched on Atlas more elaborate proce manned mission set the capsule an
boosters from Complex dures for Apollo mis- to launch later that target vehicle 1
14, and they were used sons to the Moon, day. On March 16, be separated,
In rendezvous exer Not all of the tar 1966 astronauts Nell mission was te
cises to give NASA's get vehicle missions Young and Dave Scott nated early. O0
astronauts and ground were successful. On rendezvoused with the 17, 1966 the C
controllers experience October 25, 1965, the GT-8 target vehicle as target vehicle i
in orbital maneuvers Agena stage failed. planned. but the dock to orbit proper

and officials scrubbed

tnf action led to severe

the GT 9 man



d the
iad to
aird the
n May
ly, and
ned mis

sion was scrubbed. An
augmented GT 9 tar
get vehicle was orbited
successfully June 1.
1966. Unfortunately a
protective shroud on
the Agena had been
installed improperly,
and it prevented astro
nauts Tom Stafford
and Gene Cernan from
docking their GT 9A
capsule with the target
vehicle two days later.
Those difficulties
aside, the last three
Gemini missions (GT
10 through GT-12)
were highly success-
ful, and the program's
objectives were
achieved. The Gemini
program was the main
reason Complex 19 was
declared a national his-
loric landmark in April
1984. Very little of
the old ground equip
meant remains today,
but the Gemini "White
Room" was extensively
refurbished in 2002
and 2003. It was trans-
ferred to the Air Force
Space and Missile
Museum September
24. 2003.

Events Calendar

March 20, 2009 Missileer 7

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8 9 10 11 12 13 | 4s gU, I 14
3-Tank Open Water Family Paddle Day
Dive Trip 8 a.m. noon
Outdoor Recreation Outdoor Recreation

Texas Hold 'em Free Car clinic
5-10 p.m. 10 a.m. noon
The Tides Auto Hobby Shop

Scrapbook & Stamping
10 a.m. noon
Arts & Crafts

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, 11 am. 1 p.m. Luncheon 10 a.m.
The Tides Outdoor Recreation 2 p.m. to closing Rocket Lanes Rocket Lanes 11 am. -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
Airman & Family Early Bird Bingo
Readiness Center 6:15 p.m. Teen Night Surf Fishing class
The Tides 7-10:30 p.m. 7-11 a.m,
Youth Programs Outdoor Recreation

29 30 31 April 1 2 3 4
Sunday Brunch Safe Boater Course Unlimited Bowling 10K Run Challenge Thursday Evening Golf Italian Buffet/Karaoke Framing class
10 a.m. -1:30 p.m. 9.30-11 a.m. Special 7 a.m. League starts 5:30-9:30 p.m. 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
The Tides Outdoor Recreation 2 p.m to closing Patrick Fitness Center 5 p.m. Golf Course Arts & Crafts
Rocket Lanes Manatee Cove Golf
Story Time Airman Leadership Course Historic Cape
10 a.m. Monthly 5K Run/1.5 School Class 09-04 Canaveral Bus Trip
Base _Lt.i ary mile walk Graduates 9:30 a.m. 1 p.m.
7 a.m. (Patrick Fitness Outdoor Recreation
-ri-irp -, i .r, Deployed Families Art
(Cape Fitness Center) Display Project Month of the Military
5:30-6:30 p.m. Child Bowling Special
Eirl. :1,' Night A&FRC 1-7 p.m.
The Tides Rocket Lanes
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Sunday Brunch Pre-Separation 1st Term Airman Project Teen Bundles for Babies/ Applying for AF Jobs Month of the Military
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m 9-10:30 am. Financial Management Employment Newborn Care 1-3 p.m. Child Bowling Special
The Tides A&FRC 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 9 a.m. 2:30 p.m. 5:30-7:30 p.m. A&FRC 1-7 p.m.
Fundamentals of Active Duty
Resume Library Research Skills Spring Break Special Appreciation Night Masters Pick-a-Pro
1-3 p.m. 3-Day Workshop starts 11 am. 4 p.m. 5-7 p.m. Tournament
A&FRC 11 a.m. noon Rocket Lanes Marina Manatee Cove Golf
Base Library Course
Kid's Night Out
Spring Break Special 6-11 p.m.
To publish events of base-wide interest in future Sprg Beak Spea Youth Programs
issues, e-mail Ro L- 4 Youh Progr
PTvP~ub":11m, Rocket Lanes

8 March 20, 2009 Missileer

(above) Staff Sgt. Christopher West of the 45th Security
Forces Squadron goes through the outprocessing line at the
PAX Terminal prior to deploying to Malabar. (Below) Staff Sgt
Steven Conard of the 45th Security Forces Squadron does the
low crawl as he provides security to the base.

S" Fft-:los by John Ccnnd
(left) Doing the clothes pull to get a casualty to safety. (Right) Members of
member after an attack with smoke still visible.

LE'~ ~ U

(above) Tech. Sgl. Tiffame Clarke of Ihe 451h
Medical Operalions Squadron lends to a


the 45th Security Forces Squadron perform Self-Aid and Buddy Care to a wounded

ercise prepares Sharks to deploy

By Airman 1st Class
David Dobrydney
45th SW Public Aflfairs
Last week the 125 nmem
bers of the 45th Space Wing
deployed to Baquba Air
Base in Iraq without ever
leaving Brevard County.
That's because Baquba
Air Base is located at the
Malabar Training Annex
in Melbourne, where the
nutembers took part it a
weeklong deployment exer
"Our goals were to dem-
onstrate our ability to pro-

and persormel for deploy.
mient and thenr demton
slrate our ability to employ
our skills in a deployed
environment." said Lt. Col.
Nicholas Seward, who was
in charge of the exercise,
Airmen were dealt vari-
ous scenarios from mor-
tars landing near build
intgs ]1 %-il.llIILh evacLna
tion to adjacent facilities to
potential chemical warfare.
Teamwork was essential to

react to the incidents in a
11111 Iv maurner,
Command Chief Master
Sgt. Larry Malcom was
one of the participants.
"Readiness is paramount
to our global mission and
. -n i'iu .rI the war fi Lit -r
he said. "Without exercises
like Ocean Breeze where
we practice 'engaging the
enemy. we will not remain
Organizations from
across the wing took part
in the exercise. Tech.
Sgt. Bella Smith of the
45th Medical Operations
Squadron was particular
ly pleased with her team.
"We took the IEtmergency
Evalutalion Team's] 4tn
structive 11,1 .11li011- and
integrated then into our
simulated mission capabili
ties. I felt it was a job well
The Wing had conducted
an exercise similar to this
one in Deceimber. While
this most recent exercise
was more complex, with

(above) Firefighters
from the 45th Civil
Engineer Squadron
respond to the scene
of a plane crash. (left)
Tech. Sgt. Juan Mathis
of the 45th Security
Forces Squadron radios
in a report of a casualty
following an attack.

members now spending
the night at the site in all
their gear, the current "play
area" is still comprised of
only a few hulrliln, and
a small piece of the sur-
rounding area.
I'Lrin.l-_ are already in
place to expand the area
and eliminate obstructions
allowing the participants
greater vi.'ibilitlv andl more
area to mordtor," said Chief
Master Sgt. Gary Moore, an
evaluator for the exercise.
"The goals were brought
i'.lihli.-i during the field
exercise. Leadership from
all levels brought the team
i*.;, III.I and they jelled as
they Improved internal pro
cesses and sale practices,"
said Sergeant Moore.
Colonel Seward was also
pleased with tie results.
"l'm proud of Ute inI I I lv
and sense of urgency our
exercise participants dis-
played last week." he said.
"This same altitude will
lead them to success dur-
ing any deployment."

March 20, 2009 Missileer 9



Your Air Force Assistance Fund working for you

By Capt. Michael Lynn
AFAFPrgoect Officer
In 2008, the Air Force Aid Society
[AFAS) through donations from the
Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF)
Drive. donated more than S28,000 to
the Gen. llenry I. Arnold Education
Grant Program at Patrick Air Force
Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force
Station and $7 million across the Air
Force. Since Its inception in 1942, the

AFAS has been committed to helping
Air Force members and their families
realize their academic goals. In recent
years, the Society's emphasis has
been on direct funding of new nitia-
tives that provide greater value to Air
Force families.
The centerpiece of the Society's
education initiatives is the Gen. Henry
11. Arnold Education Grant Program
which provides $2000 grants to select-
ed sons and daughters of active duty,

Title 10 Air Guard/Reserve, Title 32
Air Guard/Reserve performing full
time active duty, retired and retired
reserve Air Force members; spouses
(stateside) of active duty members and
Title 10 AGR/ Reservists: and survtv
Ing spouses of deceased personnel
for their undergraduate studies. The
value and success of this program is
demonstrated in the 77.929 grants
disbursed since the first awards were
made for the 1988-89 academic year.
This grant program remains com-
petitive In its need based selection
criteria, uniquely tailored to recognize

the proper weighing of family Income
and education cost factors, and is
administered by ACT Recognition
Program Services. ACT Is an indepen-
dent not -for-profit organization with
over 40 years experience in providing
support services to scholarship spon
sors. Contact the Airman & Family
Readiness Center for further details.
The 2009 AFAF Drive runs until
April 10. Please see your Unit Project
Officer or section keyworker to
contribute to this valuable cause.
The Patrick AFB goal for 2009 is


FRIDAY Paul Blart: Mall Cop (Kevin James, Jayma Mays) Rated PG
(violence, mild crude/suggestive humor, language) 121 min
SATURDAY- Taken (Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace) Rated PG-13 (intense
sequences of violence, disturbing thematic material, sexual content, drug
references, language) 91 min
Adults 12 & older $4, children 6-11- $2, children 5 & under are free.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Shows behin at 7:30 T.m.

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Blood Drive
The United States Submarine Veterans
Incorporated is sponsoring a Blood Drive Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1071 South Patrick
Drive in Satellite Beach, adjacent to the David R.
Schechter Community Center.

Home Buyer Seminar
The Patrick Housing Office is holding a Home
Buyer Seminar March 25 from 9 a.m. to noon in
the Shark Center. Building 3655 on the corner
of Shearwater Parkway and Harrier Avenue in
Satellite Beach. Members of the Melbourne Area
Association of Realtors will be speaking. The semi-
nar is open to all military (active and retired) and
DoD Civilians. Please contact the Housing Office
at 494 2594 or 494-6318 for registration no later
than today.

AFAF Booth
Members of PAFB will be running a Air Force
Assistance booth at the BX Main Entrance
Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.l. They
will be distributing Information on the AFAF as
well as collecting donations. Please stop by tf you
would like more information on tlie AFAF charities
or would like to make a donation.

2-Person Points Tournament
The Manatee Cove Golf Course will hold a 2-
Person Points Tournament March 28, with ant 8
a.m. shotgun start. Format is an 18-hole, 2-per-
son team points tournament team total of points
made. plus your handicap. Awards will be 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, $32: Annual Fee.
$35; Punch Card older $4.5 all others, $50.
Save $5 by signing up by Saturday. Registration
required by March 26 at I p.m. in the pro shop.
No refmuds after cutoff. For more information, call

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 $28 for cart and greens fee.
Cart fee not included for the Annual Greens Fee
Holders. For more Information, call 494 GOLF.

Bowling Center Specials
The Rocket Lanes Bowling Center will feature
the following specials in March:
* Lunch & Bowl Special Every Wednesday
Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (order a lunch at

the Snack Bar, valued at $5 or more, and bowl
for free)
* tnlilmtled Bowling Special Every Tuesday
(except March 17) from 2 p.m. until closing [bowl
all the games you can for 86 plus shoe rental)
* Rock'it Glow Bowl Special March 28 from 7
to 11 p.m. (bowl for only $2 per game plus shoe
* Sunday Family Day Special Every Sunday (get
a hot dog. curly fries, cookie, and a small drink for
83.95). For more Information, call 494 2958.

Dive Trips
Outdoor Recreation will hold a two-tank open
water dive trip Saturday, Cost Is 870 per person.
A 3 tank advanced open water and nitrox dive
wtll be held Friday. Cost is $100 per person. Cost
Includes boat fees, round trip transportation, and
rental gear. For more information and to register,
call 494-2042.

Family Paddle Day
Outdoor Recreation will hold a Family Paddle
Day March 21 front 8 a.m. to noon, An Outdoor
Recreation guide will take you and your family
members through the basics of kayaking and then
out on a morning kayak trip along the historic
and scenic Banana River. The trip is open to par-
ticipants age 12 through adult. Cost is $10 per
person, For more information and to register. call
494 2042.

Auto Hobby Shop Birthday Special
If your birthday is In March. the Auto Hobby
Shop will give you half price on stall fees [regular
price is $3 per half hour), to include fal and lift.
every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more
Information, call 494-2537.

Free Car Clinic
The Auto Hobby shop will hold a tree car clinic
March 21 from 10 a.m. to noon. For more infor-
malion and to register, call 494-2537.

Teen Night
Youth Programs Is hosting a Teen Night March
27 front 7 to 10:30 p.m. It's "DDR Challenge
Night" and I he dinner plans will be discussed
upon arrival. Teen nights are planned by and for
teen members it grades 7 12. Sign up required by
March 26. For more Information and to sign uip.
call 494-4748.

Egg Hunt
Youth Programs will host the annual Egg
Hunt March 28 starting at 10 a.m. The event,
sponsored by D.R. Horton America's Builder,
and Dolphin Girl Cruises & Eco Tours. is free for

Patrick AFB families with children up to 12 years
of age. This year. there will be a few activities for
children before the hunt begtis, so participants
are encouraged to come early. For more finforma-
Lion. call 494-4747.

Monthly 5K Run/1.5 Mile Walk
The Patrick AFB and CCAFS Fitness Centers
will hold the Monthly 5K Run/1.5 Walk March 31
at 7 a.m. at Patrick and 7:30 a.m. at I he Cape. At
Patrick, ruiners/walkers will gather in front ot
the fitness center and travel along Atlas Avenue
and Rescue Road to the FamCamp and return. At
CCAFS, rntners/walkers will gather behind the
blue start line and complete the loop following the
asphalt trail ard return. The event is open to all
active duty, Guard. Reserve, and family members
18 years or older: DoD and NAF evilians, and per
manent party contractors working on Patrick AFB
or CCAFS. For more information and to register,
call 4194 4947 (Patrick) or 853 3966 (CCAFS).

Easter Sunday buffet
The Tidesis now accepting reservations from
club members For the Easter Sunday Buffet April
12, Seating times are noon, 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and
3:30 p.m. Eligible non-members may begin calling
for reservations Wednesday. Club members will
have priority seating. For more Information and
to make a reservation, call 321-494-4012/7491
during office hours. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Monday
through Friday.

Spouses Club meeting
The Patrick Spouses' Club will be holding their
regular monthly meeting April 14 to conduct
official Constitutional Business. The Executive
Board has voted by quorum to dissolve the
501(C)7 Patrick Spouses' Club Organtzation.
Parliamentarian Kassy Brewer will chair tihe mem-
bership vote which will take place at 1 p.m. at the
South Patrick Chapel concerning this Issue. Point
of contact Is Club President Melanie Davis at 1321)
536 3101.

Summer Hire Program
The Civilian Personnel Office has announced
the 2009 Summer Hire Program for Patrick Air
Force Base. Positions available are: recreation
aid, lifeguard, lead lifeguard, clerk, and laborer.
For more Itformation, please contact Civilian
Personnel at 494-4 189.

Safe Boater Course
Outdoor Recreation's Safe Boater Course is
held every Saturday and Monday from 9:30 to
11:30 atm. Cost is 85. For more information and
to register, call 494 2042,

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The real St. Patrick didn't drink green beer

By Chaplain (lst
Lt.] Henry Jenkins
45th SW Chapel
This week con
tatned a very special
day within the hearts
of many people across
the world. Tuesday
was a celebration of
money-colored clothing
and lots of pinches. Of
course, we are speak
ing of St. Patrick's
Day. however, the
first St. Patrick's Day
parade took place nol
in Ireland but In the
United States. Irish
soldiers serving In
the English military
marched through New
York City on March 17,

Chaplain's Corner

For those who have
never been formally
introduced to the
Irish saint, here Is the
opportunity to gel to
know a little bit about
hin. St. Patrick was
bonm in Britain near
the end of the fourth
century. At around the

age of sixteen, lie was
abducted by Irish raid-
ers who were attacking
Ills family's estate. tHe
was taken and kept
prisoner In Ireland.
After six years he
escaped and returned
to Britain. St. Patrick
would experience a
vision that would
drive him to pursue
religious training and
become a priest. He
would eventually go
back to Ireland where
he Is credited for help
ing convert Ireland to
It takes tremendous
courage to follow the
convictions of your
faith. Not only did
St, Patrick overcome

the negative expert
ence that took him to
Ireland, hul he found
forgiveness and even a
desire to reach those
who were his captors
In a foreign land.
The passion for his
work and love for the
Irish people would
catapult St. Patrick
to become a beloved
saint with much folk-
lore being told of him,
There Is a tale that
says that St. Patrick
drove away all the
snakes In Ireland and
used the shamrock to
explain deep religious
truths of his faith,
What St. Patrick
teaches us Is that there
Is no experience too

big or pain too deep
that our faith. love
and foratveness cannot

overcome. In fact, It
may even land us a few
urban legends.

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