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Vol. 51 No. 16 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. April 24, 2009

Honoring the fallen...
45th Space Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton Jr., addresses
the crowd during the opening ceremonies of the 22nd Annual Vietnam
and All Veterans Reunion held Monday evening in Melbourne's Wickham
Behind the general is a three-fifths replica of the original Vietnam
Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. This wall was designed, constructed
Exercise tests and paid for by donations from the Space Coast Community.
3 In front of the general (not seen) is a "Some Gave All" tribute which
honors the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice on Sept
11, 2001 and in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"I know how badly many of you were treated when you came home, but
thanks to the work you have done in one generalion, our troops now
come home to a nation that loves them," Gen. Bolton said to roaring
approval from the crowd. "That, to me, is your greatest legacy."
Closing ceremonies will be held 7 p.m. Sunday night at Wickham Park
(enter off Parkway Drive). 45th Operations Group Commander Col.
P by Ch loe _kim Bernard Gruber is scheduled to be the guest speaker.
Family Day
...and also helping

those who served
Staff Sgt. Bryan Thomas talks finance with retired
Navy veteran Courtney Yelle during Patrick Air Force
Base's Retiree Day Saturday.
Held once every two years, Retiree Day is an oppor-
tunity for retirees in the local communtiy to get ques-
tions answered, find information about local service
organizations and have a meal at the Riverside Dining
Facility. This year, 60 organizations set up tables in
No more trash on Hangar 750.
our beach!

Air Force Space Command: delivering space and missile

u capabilities to America and its warfighting commands

2 April 24, 2009 Missileer

Smart sponsors

By Brig. Gen.
Edward L. Bolton Jr.
4511 SW cormrinrner
You only get one chance to make
a first Impression and we all know
how lasting that can bhi. So, as we
approach o oeof the buslesl PCS
limes of the year, I want all leaders
to etuphasize the importance of all
elTeclive Airmen sponsorsldp pro
Sore of you nmay have had very
helpful sponsors upon your arrival
lo locations, while others may
have had iria li e exlxpriences.
Regardless of what has happened
in the past. I want us focused on
ensuring the Airmen atnd their faTr
flies coming Into our Shark l.unil\
receive the best r-. 1-i iio i possible.
Think back; what would you or
your Initll'\ have liked lo he done
ditferently or better? Then jlst do
that for then.
lI.le-v.l we would like to know
well in advance when an Airman
and their family Is going to arrive
here. The fact Is that in most cases


= PCS success




(lds is not possible. The complexi-
ties of Ihe personnel assignment
system, changing prioriUes and
ettlergIg requirements here and
elsewhere make advanced sponsor
ship the .x epic1.ii rather than the
rule. We calnot control that. butt
what we can control is how we take
care of our people once they do
Therefore, our sponsorship
program must be tiLe best it can
be. The mission does not cdi ia.t-l
the goal is to present a newcomer
with a professional, flrst-class
Introduction Into this comnailn ty.
Remember, the key aspect of supe-

rior sponsorship Is murli i ,I.u II IjL
the nleds of the newcomer.
Do the lllelitlel (lS make aind
stay In contact, I l.tL' In luoli. ask
questions, be open, honest aid
positive, and, lmost I Ili.iri tuiJl Us
ten Ito what they're saying and Iry
to determine I hetr slXcial needs or
Because mlost people want and
.j-, appreciate much needed
help when they move to a mnw loca
lion, a good sponsorship program
also serves as a mission enhancer.
In helping our newcomers relax.
settle in arid gel their personal
Issues seltled, we enable them to
contribute more quickly to the mis-
It's a win-win siluallonr for all of
b, U Li a good sponsor is not a dif-
ficult task: It is intll iii more than
being a good friend or neighbor, A
good winginan.
Not only that. it's the right tiling
to do.
Thanks again for all you do.

Safety: don't take it for granted

By Chief Master Sgt.
Frank Evans
45th Operations Group supertitendrentr
As I reflect on next trtonth's year
of leadership theme, I' remindred
of my first assignment.l I was at the
base lake for a squadron function.
My buddy asked me to be his part
ner In a two-man boat race. I said
OK. As 1 got into the boat. I noticedl
two life jackets: one was In good
conditioot, one was not. Since I
couldn't svwi and my huddy could,
I reached for the good one, bult he
grabbed It. I don't rememrr er what
I said to him, but somehow 1 ended
lip with the raggedy life jacket.
Now. I should have got out of the
boat, bu it 1 didn't. 1 started i hinklini
"It's a quick race, the water is calm,
It will be alright." And 11 was. until
my buddy started .L, il 4 like a nu I.
1 told tim to sit his crazy behind


down and some other Ilitlie I can'I
repeat. FHe got mad; I didn't care.
Lel's just say that was the end of
my waler activities for the day. As 1
enjoyed the rest of the alterrnoon on
land, 1 thought to myself "Why did
I stay In the boat?" Maybe it was
peer pressure. Maybe I terporar-
fly lost iny senses I don't know.
Whet that boat started rocking, tmy
senses quickly came back,
Oftentimes peer pressure, think
Ing we're invincible, or lemporar
fly losing our senses fbr whatever
reason, causes s to do 11 ldl 1iS. we
normally wouldn't do. With the
101 Critical Days of Summer fast
approaching, please use good judg-

mnent when lp.u i1,ip.itl itL 11n higli
risk activities. The m of Air
Force fatalities thus far this year
involved private motor vehicles.
Perhaps these fatalities could have
been avoided If people did the
things ihi.-v can control like wear,
Ing seathelts, driving sober, or using
hands free cell phone devices. Every
member of the 45th Space Wing
tesun Is important and contributes
to the security of our Nalton.
So as you reflee on your plans
this summer, please be safe. A wise
old lady once told me, "1aby, you
oldy go around once hi life, so why
don't you do ttdngs right." That
was my granny... she was right.
We should never get tired of doing
the right thing, So buckle up. don't
drink and drive, arid use good judg-
lenl don't take vour safety for

Missileer staff
Brig. Gen. Edward L. BoRton, Jr.
451h Space Wing Commander
Mr. Brad Swemy
Chief of Public Alfairs
2nd Lt. Karl Wieal
Deputy Chief of Public Affairs
Master Sg. Robert Burgess
Airman 1st Class David Dobrydney
Mr. John Connell
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April 24, 2009 Missileer 3

Ft1tos by Mast.r Sgt. Robrt Burgess

Exercise tests readiness

Simulated accident measures response times

(left) Senior Master Sgt. James Green, an Exercise
Evaluation Team member, evaluates the patient


of the

Air Force
Capt. Bai Lin Zhu is pre-
sented the Company
Grade Officer of the
Year award Tuesday at
the Tides by Col. (ret.)
Bill Brandon, president
of the Cape Canaveral
Chapter of the Military
Officers of America
Association. This is
the third year the local
chapter has honored
the upcoming leaders
of the military, Captain
Zhu is assigned to
the 5th Space Launch
Ft I .

accountability process of the Immediate Medical
Response Team during a simulated hazardous
vehicle incident at the Base Clinic April 17, while
Maj. (Dr.) Michael Maine, IMRT team chief (center)
injects guidance and information to his team mem-
(above) Combat Medics from the 45th Medical
Group demonstrate their robust homeland defense
response capability. Donning their protective gear,
members of the In-Place Patient Decontamination
Team respond to injured role players in front of the
medical decontamination station.


Change of Command
Lt. Col. Jolu Wagner will he relinquish
Ing comumaind of lte 15th Larmch Support
Squadron to LI. Col. Erik Bowman n hiangar
R on Cape Canaveral AFS May I at 2:30

Reservist wins Air Force award
Tchi, Sgt. Paul Fllpse of the 920th Rescue
Wing Public Affairs office has won the Air
Force's Thomas Jefferson Award for Best
Sports Article of 2008. The whining enlry was
entitled "Wheel of Fortunle.


Air Force officials modernize mentoring program

By Tech. Sgt. Amaani Lyle point for a mentor to share knowledge, experience, concept fits into the "continutm of learning" and
Secretary of the Ar Force Public Affairs and guidarne, based on current, relevant career views professional growth as a continuous, life-
input from the Airman." she added. long process of training, education, and experien-
WASHINGTON (APNS) As Air Force officials MyEDP features discussion forums that are tial caring with a specific outcome: the develop-
continue to modernize the processes to meet 21st especially popular with junior enlisted Airmen and ment of Airmen who can individually recognize the
century mission requirements, manpower and NCOs. and an avenue for peer-to peer mentoring righl skills, knowledge and aptitude they need to
personnel force development officials have taken to occur. Forum topics range from uniform wear accomplish assigned tasks and missions.
a hard look at the service's mentoring program to to assignments information to advice on mitigating Gearing toward today's Airman
increase its effectiveness, conflict with supervisors. Air Force officials recognize today's Airman is
The revised Air Force Instruction 36 3401. -The forums allow enlisted Airmen to counnu less inclined to paperwork and much more tech
Air Force Mentoring. will include the Air Force nicate with both their peers and more experienced savvy than in years' past. Many are more comfort
mentoring program's goals and benefits. expecta- enlisted personnel, all over the Air Force." Chief able using technology to communicate and share
tons of the mentor and nentee and an electronic Marsh said. "[ often see command chiefs. first ser information versus having face-to face conversa
development tool that enlisted, officer and civilian giants and other sentornon commissioned officers tions,
members can use. participating in the forums, answering questions "While we don't want to replace face to face
"My Enlisted Development PlanM provides a and offering advice based on their experiences ineraclion, we do see online tools such as MyEDP
modern, web based approach for enlisted Airmen "Another word for leadership" as a way to facilitate and enhance thie mentor
to manage their career development. Available A 2008 Air Force Audit Agency survey found 44 ing process," Chief Marsh said. "It comes as no
via the Air Force Portal, MyEDP is a "one-stop- percent of Airmen were not aware the Air Force surprise that MyEDP's most popular features
shopping" electronic toolkit that enables Airmen had a mentoring program, and 54 percent said include online mentoring capabilities and discus-
to designate their mentor or mentee. collaborale they had been neither a mentor nor a mentee. sion forums."
with peers, and track their professional career [However, one senior enlisted Airman said the Current policy states that "commanders are
progression. Air Force officials plan to roll out the statistics do not accurately reflect the significant responsible for promoting a robust mentoring pro-
officer and civilian versions of this program by fall informal examples of daily mentorship. gramn within their unit" and an Airmanms lmnmediate
2009. "Mentorship is just another word for leader- supervisor or rater is "designated as the primary
The MyEDP is a tool leveraging technology with ship and leaders must be engaged with their mentor for each of his or her subordinates."
mentorship," said 45th Space Wing Command Airmen every day." said Chief Malcom. "The term Some Afrmen have said, however, that using
Chief Master Sgt. Larry Malcom. "It helps foster mentoringg has become a buzz word of late, but their supervisors in an official capacity feels too
communication to the younger Airmen with tools we must continue to strive to be mentors; that's much like a performance feedback session and
and technology they use," face-to-face leadership. We must never forget that certain situations might call for a different per-
What MyEDP can do someone mentored us and we must do the same." spective from which to seek advice.
Chief Master Sgt. Angela Marsh. Air Force he added. To facilitate this process, manpower and per-
enlisted force development chief. said MyEDP According to the January 2008 White Paper sonnel officials released Air Force-wide transi-
allows members to grant mentoring privileges to "On Learning: The Future of Air Education and tional guidance outlining mentor and mentee
mentors they designate, Training." continuous learning focuses on the expectations and goals.
"A mentor can access the mentee's MyEDP development of Airmen from before accession (Addlfonal nforriatton provided Iny Airman 1st
career information, providing a great starting through retirement or separation and beyond. The Class David Dobnrdney, 45flh SW Public Affcars)

4 April 24, 2009 Missileer

April 24, 2009 Missileer 5

Personnel asked to stay Airman sentenced for drug use

aware, alert and secure
45th Security Forces Squadron Staff Report
There has beet a. recent Increase n1 vehicle
and home lbrglarles in some of the comnjiuillies
sinrrouiditg the base. and at least two Incidents
where an hIdividuall ill-.lAv\' entered the install
lation and The Tides Club. Ad.lli rdlv, there
have been incfdentis of malicious mischief such
as breaking bottles, overlurning plenit tables.
etc. caused by juveniles in The L II Iii ii;f'S. iii i
Palrick housing areas. In light of this 11i0- I.
llll leaders are asked to remind their personnel
to practice gootx security measures, remain vigi-
lant, and report any suspicious or ille i.l activity
lo the appropriate law enforcement agency (use
911 only for emergencies/crimes in progress).
Perso lel are reminded to lock Iheir vehicles and
heir doors and windows al home when they are
away. Additionally, persormel going to the beach
should lock their vehicles, keep valuables in the
trunk or out of sight, and not put their keys
under the gas cap lid or on their tires. There have
been several thefts in the parking lots which may
Hi ve 1 -ti MTI Tyrnltrlr he alllh snlinTi.

45th SW Legal Office Staff Report
Senior Airman I'1III \ Spradllin of (he 45th
tl.>.Li-,L L Readiness Flight was lound Imllv for
unlllawiful luse of llirikIlII ,I .11 a special court mar
tial presided over by military judge I.. Col. Terry
O'Brlen al Patrick Air Force Base April 1.
The military Ijudge seltcunccd Airmanu Spradlin
to 30 days confinemnentl. 3(0 days hard labor wilh
out c('Illnement'. and rednuctll to E 2. Ailrlma
Spradlln was convrled of using mnarijuana oni var
lous occasions blwienl Nv 1, 2008. anld Jan. 9.
2009, while she was homl on leave, She has three

AL\ minein CALL

years and tree months of active dilly service.
Airman Spradlln's dnug use was discovered
aller sther I. i. I i.- Ir hi nii tll ihe Drug Demand
Reduction random urtnalysis program.
(overtm'l iienit counsel alnd defense co lunsel spent
two days in a pretrial hearing that ilchilded argiu
mints by counsel and lestimonl y y witnesses for
xboth the prosecultioi and the defense. Capt. Alex
Mares, (apl.t Jeff tHall, and Stalff Sg. Lasasha
Words represented Ihe Governmenti. Capt. Brianl
Teler. Area Defense Counsel from MacDill Air
Force Brase. Pla.. represented ALrnmin Sinr-atllii-.

I _

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in her new home and discovers a much bet
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counlerfell parents try to keel) tier forever.
Corallne must contil on her determination and
bravery to gel back home and save II. r I imilv.
Rated PG (themalic elements, scary images.
language. -,'-.*l i. 1 humor) 101 mtin

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Owen) CIA officer Claire Stenwick and MIG
agent kiiv Koval have left the world of gov
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rise, the trickiest secret for Claire and Ray Is
their growing attraction. Rated PG-13 (lan-
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Staff Sgt.
Dennis Spear
45th Comptroller Squadron

Reason for nomination
"Sergeanl Spear Is a shining
example of our Core Values.
lie is a greal asset to our unit
and the Air Force. From Base
Honor Guard to local church
group leader. Sergeant Spear
- ii.i-.i'iiilviII gives, his time and
energy to serving others. He's
a selfless, hardworking team
mate who sets a great example
for our Airmen. I couldn't ask
for a better NCO."
Tech, S.IL Brett Robinson,
45th CPTS

How long have you been at
this duty station?
One year. 11 months.

What is your hometown?
Yonkers, N.Y.

What's your favorite motto
or words you live/work by?
"Always do more than Is
required of you." Gen. George

What inspired you to go
beyond the call of duty?
"My wife Is my linipirallun
to try to always go alove and

Why do you serve?
"After prA.liiaimin I worked
for three years in a career thai
had no meaning or purpose for
me. These past six years In the
Air Force have given me that
purpose I was looking for in
a career, the working towards
a greater good. The Air Force
\',rs you the ability to reflect.
whether it Is a good day or bad
day. that what you do serves a
purpose above your own."

Maybe one day...
Eight-year old Skyler Pruett, daughter of Tech. Sgt. Corissa Pruett, admires the pictures of women astro-
nauts in the Space and Missile Museum on Cape Canaveral during Family Day Saturday. A joint event with
Kennedy Space Center, 27,426 people enjoyed exhibits and activities celebrating space exploration.

6 April 24, 2009 Missileer

April 24, 2009 Missileer 7

The sun never set on AFTAC's antarctic efforts

By Master Sgt.
Patrick Murphy
APTAC P lril. .11t ii-
(foIbrhU t a series)
With the i, .lihiitz
warlmetd upl the team tested
the generator engines. Each
checked out to be fully
operatkonal, so II., v nlalan
ally disabled the batteries
and solar panels and ran
the systell on engines only
for the next 30 hours.
Their next morning the
learn members made con
tact with AI-FAC's Systems
Control Center at Patrick,
where the dity day was
winding down. That early
contact brought good news:
AFTAC had already begun
receiving data from the site.
"We were surprised to see
the data flow on the first
day." said Paul Bertrand. a
senior equipment special-
ist hi AFlAC's Systems
Control Center. "Until we
talked to the team, we were
cautiously optimistic. They
were pri i l excited when we
told them."
The system had been
down more than seven
nontohs. and the plamuers

predicted it would take
about two weeks to coul-
plete thle mainute-nance and
restore the data allow.
"Once we were able to
restore power to the system.
we concentrated on running
the : litl. 11. .sii ." S. l-Q .u.
Boris said. "The syslenl
checked out. and we knew It
was capable of I r.L -IiI- II 111,
data. We just hadn't uiiiI1i-
around I, iii rl l .tr i fii I t
,,, I .0 ll was,"
Despite the early success,
Ihe leaml still had to replace
the old batteries. Another
helicopter from McMurdo
dropped off the three-piece
conveyor system amid the
new batteries. The crew set
up the conveyors and began
the replacement. A hydrau
lic lift did the heavy lifting
up to and down from the
storage rack.
"The conveyors turned
out to be a great safety mea-
sure," 'r-rie.jiil Boris said.
"We had to do very little lift-
S.1rg. :u II Leppo said the
conveyors also proved to lie
a valuable time saver.
"We were prepared to
move the batteries, and we

C' *

Ft : iI '' I E. I
Capt. Brian Rickert installs the first new 150-pound battery in the storage rack at the Bull Pass
seismic site. He and the team of technicians changed out 24 frozen batteries for 24 new ones
as part of repair work to return the hybrid power system to full operating capability.

really believed It would take
a lot of timee" he said. "We
were able to bring In and
Install the firs' 12 batteries
In about four hours. Thenl
next day we brought in and
installed another 12 In less
than an hour,
The crew quickly fell Into

a daily routine. rising early
to contact AFTAC at the end
of the duty day at Patrick
and p.-ri.rmitina mainte-
nance tasks for the next
several hours. They saved
the documentation and
more in depth troubleshoot-
Ing for later In itle day.

"It was a little bizarre."
Si-re.,-ii Boris said. "We
would work four or five
hours, have lunch, work
four or five hours, take a
nap. then work four or five
hours more. And It was
always ..v-lincJi
{conitntiled next ueek)

National Security Personnel System goes under microscope

By Samantha guigley
Amrericni Forces Press Senkice
WASHINGTON The federal
cl.-I;i.IIII.iI largest pay for per
formance system, the National
.. tiIrlv Personnel 5 \shl.i is
under review at the request of the
Defense Deparlment and the Office
of Personnel liII"1 ii
Since October 2006. about
205,000 defense employees were
brought under the new NSPS.
which replaced the 50 plus year old
General Schedule system.
"With new leadership under a new
administration, this review provides
all ii iprlllluulv for the department

and OPM to gain a full understanding
of NSPS. Including how the system Is
pl'l.iloiii what the issues are, and
the various stakeholder viewpoints
and perspectivess" Bradley Burm,
NSPS program executive officer, said,
'The results of the review will assist
leadership in determining the future
of the program."
The review was announced Mardc
IG, and should take three to six
months. Burtn said. The lli1iillIc-'
and recommendations are expected
to be delivered in late summer.
Tile structure of the review is
still being determined, Bunn added.
I1 likely will be an external review

to provide an objectlv assessment.
which Is how the department has
approached reviews of other slli ii
cant issues.
"We expect the review to inriclude a
ih rnin i l il arid comprehensive examnt-
nation of the NSPS policies, r. gIiLA
lions, and practices, as well as ihe
underlying design principles of thel
systemm" he said. "We also expeel the
review to consider reports and evalu
ations already conducted on NSPS by
external organizations such as the
Government Accoulntability Office,
Congressional Budget Office, and the
Office of Persotnnel Management .
The review also may include out-

reach to a number of stakeholders.
Including senior leaders, managers
and supervisors, employees, labor
and professional groups, Congress,
and experts in hutnanl resources
policy, Blumn said.
"II will he important lo gain the
perspectives of Ihose affected by
NSPS," he said. "We expect I hat civil-
tan employees will have all opporlu
nity to make their views known,
.illlhillI m we don't know how that
will hap[pn yet."
Tihe Defense Departmentt has
suspended conversions of GS posl
tions to NSPS until at least October,
according to I he NSPS Web site.

8 April 24, 2009 Missileer

Events Calendar

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
3-Tank Advanced Open Sailing Class
Water & Dive 2-3:30 p.m
Outdoor Recreation Outdoor Recreation

Teen Night Four Season Discover
7-10:30 p.m. Camping Trip
Youth Programs 3 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation

26 27 28 29 30 May1 2
Sunday Brunch ;.,.ir,ci S'.irnring Deployed Families Credit Reports class Unlimited Bowling Teen 'IJ'.g Open House and Yard
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m Lessons registration Dinner 5:30-7 p.m. Special 7-10:30 p.m Sale
The Tides starts 6-7 p.m. A&FRC 2-9 p,m. Youth Center 8 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation Airman & Family Bowling Cel 'ici Outdoor Recreation
Readiness Center PR.~' *i 'll Gc.. B :. I
5K Run/1,5 mile walk How to Start a Small 7-10 p,m. :.-llr. Class
7 a.m. iF ariI-. Fitness Business Rocket Lanes 2-3:30 p.m.
Center) 5-7:30 pm. Outdoor Recreation
7:30 a.m. (Cape A&FRC Mexican Buffet and
Fitness Center) Karaoke P,.'linj Special
&-10 p m 1-7 p.m.
Golf Course Rocket Lanes

3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Sunday Brunch Safe Boater Course Story Time Bingo Unmlimiled Bowling Peddle, Paddle & Pant "Grindin' Gears' Car &
10 a m. 1:30p 30 0 p.m.110 a.m. 6:15 p.m. Special Challenge Motorcycle Show
The Tides Outdoor Recreation Base Library The Tides 2-9 p.m. 8 a.m. 10 a.m. 3 p.m.
Bowling Center Warfit Track The Tides (South
Paddle Sports class Open Water Scuba Parking Lot)
2-3:30 p.m. class starts Parent Snack Day
Outdoor Recreation C'u tl ji -,:i, liOr 2:15 p.m. Saturday Bowling
Child Development special
Center 1-7 p m.
Rocket Lanes
Kids' Night Out
6-11 p.m.
Youth Programs
10 11 12 13 14 15 i 45S,.Tr.osq I 16
Mother's Day buffet Fundamentals of STS-125 Launch Bingo Applying for Air Force Armed Forces Adult & Youth Triathlon
Serving times: noon, Resume Pad 39A 6:15 p.m. Jo .; ppreciaion D.-: bowl- 7 a.m.
12:30, 3,3:30 p.m. 1-3 p.m. 1:11 p.m. The Tides 9-11 a.m. ing special Patrick Fitness Center
The Tides A&FRC A&FRC Rocket Lanes
1st Term Airman Framing class
Mother's Day bowling Pre-Separation Financial Management Newborn care Intro to Fishing class 9 a.m. -4 p.m.
special 9-10:30 a.m. 8 a.m. -4:30 p.m. 6-8 p.m. 5-6 p.m. Watercolor class
Rocket Lanes AFRC A&FRC FC A&FRC Outdoor Recreation 10 a.m. 2 p.m.
Arts & Crafts
Three-day TAP work- Novelist Plus Class Teen Night
To lish events of bae-shop starts Noon and 6 pm. 7-11 p.m. Sailing class
To publish events of base-wide interest in future 8 a.m 4:30 pm. Base Library Youth Center 2-3:30 p.m.
issues, e-mail AFRC ________Outdoor Recreation

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A walk well worth it...

cleaning up the beach
If (above) Staff Sgt. Jeremy
Borromeo, Airman 1st
Class Ken Cockriel,
Senior Airman Jessica
Dahmen and Airman 1st
Class Kelly Fitzpatrick
scan the sand for trash
during the Patrick
I Air Force Base Beach
SCleanup Saturday.
(left) Mark Dixon of
the 45th Civil Engineer
Squadron pulls out a
tangle of construction
netting that had been
S buried in the sand.

You can't lead from the front if you hurt in the back

By Maj.
Michael Holmes
45th Medical Op~rwmforns
Squwlmf o
Back pain Is an
extremely coiilioli
problem In our society.
Studies tell us that 8
out of 1(1 people will
exlpwrience hack prob-
lems at snme point in

our lives. Many fac
lors that may Increase
your risk of explerienc-
tring back pain can lbe
* Poor posture i ,r. il
Increases stress on yorl
* I-ii'L overwelghl
- Your back has lo sup-
port those extra pounds
anrl it lakes Its loll.

* Poor muscle tone
Your muscles can't meet
lhe challenge when you
ask u n.iiiulzll extra of
* Desk jobs and pro
longed I'tihIg Our
bodies aren't designed
to sit for endless hours
hunched over a key
* Unllappiness 'hat's

IIlrl! General dissatts.
faction with our social
and ecolonomic situations
( *-I 1.jr r l I 'i., ii s l ki r
risk of developing low
back pain.
Here are some back
saving tips:
* Reduce or ellii-
nate awkward bend
lng, reaching, I vl'lil-:
and turning motions.
especially while living.
Avoid Ifl u iL overhead.
Lift with your legs and
keep objects close to
your body.
* Push rather than pull
to put less stress on the
back and shoulders.
When -illing or stand-
ing, routinely shift
positions and especial-
ly avoid prolonged sit-
Sin I Try to take regular
breaks and do periodic
* Wear comfortable.
low-heeled shoes.
lThv II take stress off of
your knees and back. If
you stand for prolonged
periods, place one fool.
on a footrest and alter
nale your feet on the
* Practice good posture,
. spv'i.iliv when sitting.
This helps maintain the
natural curves of your
spine and eliminates
excess stress on the

Lift with the knees, not the back!

* Sleep in a comfortable
position on a firm mat-
tress and use pillows
under or between your
knees for support.
Back pain often
resolves Itself without
professional help, espe
hall if you follow some
sound advice. Here are
some Ihins,. you can
try at home that will
help to decrease your
pain and may actually
help you get through
the normal healing pro-
cess of acutle back pain
more quickly:
* Rest. Slop any aggra-
.lll I I moveRICients and
activities and try to rest

on a finn mattress for
48 hours...but no lon-
ger. After that. slowly
return to your rlonial
activities. Inactivity has
been shown to actually
prolong recovery lime.
* Apply Ice. After
the injury, apply lee
(wrapped in a towel or
contained in a plastic
bag. with a moist towel
between the skin and
Ice) for 20 minutes at
a time dit.r. r\ over the
affected area.
* Medicate. Take over
the counter antt
Inflammatory drugs
like ibuprofen (Advll/
Motrin) or Naproxen
(Aleve). Acelarmlnophen
(Tylenol) can help
reduce pain.
There Is no simple
answer to back pain.
Your health care pro-
vider can guide you on
the road to recovery.
If you follow the back
saving suggestions
above, you'll be taking
an active role In help-
ing to maintain a pain-
free back.

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April 24, 2009 Missileer 11

Last of the

By Mark Cleary
45th .it i hI,,'rt Oraice
The purpose of (the
Titan IVB 30 mission
April 30, 2005 was
lo place a National
Reconnaissance O)ffice
payload In a prede-
termined orbit. There
were rno unpluaned
holds during lthe f11al
coluildown on HIie
night of .\.nl 29th,
and the Titan IVB lifi-
ed off ( ii..1l. 40 at
12:50 a.m. (Greenwich



Mean Time). TIlniII-l
Vandenberg AFB had
the honor of support
Ing the final Titan IVB
Oct. 19. 2005. the B
30 111 ii was the last
of the Titan mlissons
ever launched from
Cape Canaveral. It was
the end of an era,
The Cape support

led the very first Titan
I intercontinental
Ballistic Missile ill IH1Ml
lldl i from Complex
15 Feb. 6. 1959. By
early 1962. 47 Tllan I
lest missiles had been
launched front corn
plexes ]5. 16, 19 and
20. Thirty-live Titan
[Is would be launched
from three of those
sites by the end of
1966. The move to
big. liquid-fueled mis-
sties had been un der-



Ine Ina l an iv SS on onI pao at Launcn 1,omplex qu on npril a, zuu:.

way since the early
1950s. anid Jupiter.
Thor and Alias ilis-
siles were developed
as part of that effort,
Nevertheless, those
missiles were soon
replaced by the solid
fueled I'vsrihiiii and
Minutlenan. arid the
nation's major invest
meni in liquid-fueled
missiles cventu-
ally caine down to the
Titan I and i.II r Titan
In the early 1960s
Strategic Air Command
(SAC) deployed its
force of 54 Titan IIs
in field arrays of 18
missiles each. plac-
ing them hi Individual
underground silos
near Air Force bases
in Arizona, Arkansas
and Kansas. Though
.,rr-rlv outnumbered
by more modern
Minuteman nmissUes.
the Titans were the
nation's largest [CBMs.
They became an Impor
tant part of Ameriea's
land based nuclear
deterrent, and they
remained "on alert"
with SAC well into the
1980s. F.' lliuuu i their
deactivation in the
1980s, some Titan [1
missiles were convert-
ed into launch vehicles
to carry payloads into
space from Vandenberg
In the meantime a
whole family of Titan
space UIlters was devel
hoped and tested at
Cape Canaveral. Four
Titan LIiA tesl vehicles
were launched from
Complex 20 In 1964
and 1965 to prove the
design's world hiness
as the liquid-fueled
core stage for the more
powerful Titan II1C
space launch veliele.

I ... -r

A few hours after the photo at left was taken, the
Titan IV launches on its final mission.

Thirty-six Titan lllCs
were launched on a
whole host of Defense
Department mis
slons between June
18. 1965 and early
March 1982. NASA
also participated In
the Titan tradition by
sponsoring 11 manned
and unmanned Titan
II/Geminl missions
from Complex 19 In
the 1960s and seven
Titan HIE missions
(iinll llinII Viking and
Voyager) front Complex
41 in the 1970s.
Eight Titan 34D
space vehicles flew
from Complex 40 in

the 1980s. Martin
Marietta also launched
four newly developed
Corrmmercial Titan III
vehicles from the coin
plex for international
customers and NASA
In the early 1990s.
Between June 14,
1989 and tihe end of
April 2005, 27 Titan
IVs rounded out the
complement of big
Titan boosters flown
from Complexes 40
and 4 l. Since 2005.
the role of heavy space
lifter has passed to
Iwo new liquid-fueled
giants the Atlas V
and the Della IV.

12 April 24, 2009 Missileer

It's never too late to forgive
By Chaplain (Lt. bitterness and lets improve your chances
Col.] John Baker the betrayer claim one of a "healthy" relation-
45th SW Chapknin more victim, ship with yourself or
Forgiveness Is the anyone else for that
Forgiveness works! experience of finding matter!
It is often difficult, but peace inside and can Finally, It only
t works!l neither be compelled stands to reason to
We often think of nor stopped by anoth forgive. We are not
forgiveness as some- er. I believe that to perfect, If we were
thtng that someone withhold forgiveness is then the Bible would
who has done us to choose to continue be wrong because
wrong must ask of to remain the victim. it states. "All have
us. There is always Chaplain's Corner Remember, you always sinned." God forgives
another way of look have the choice. you. forgive others.
lng at something. My ter. It challenges you to Healthy love rela Here is a prayer for
thoughts on forgive give up your destruc- tionships are not pos forgiveness you can
ness suggest that you Lve thoughts about the sible without forgive adapt as necessary
focus on offering for situation and to believe ness! You cannot have for your personal spir-
giveness to the person in the possibility of a a loving and reward tual outlook:
who has wronged you. better future. It builds ing relationship with Lord. let me prac-
To not forgive them is confidence that you anyone else. much twice forgiveness today
like taking the poison can survive the pain less yourself, if you by starting with the
(continuing to suffer and grow from it. continue to hold on to little hurts. Continue.
for what they did or Choice is always things that happened Lord. to let me see my
didn't do to you) and present in forgiveness, in the past. Regardless own faults as a means
expecting theem to die! You do not have to for- of the situation, niak to forgive others. The
Alexander Pope once give and there are con- ing peace with spouse moment I begin to feel
said, 'To err ts human: sequences. Refusing to your parents, children, the familiar feeling of
to forgive. Divine." forgive by holding on to your boss or anyone anger or resentment,
Believe It! the anger, resentment who you think may I will your peace that
Forgiveness is a gift and a ssee of betrayal have "done you wrong" passes all understand
you give to yourself. It can make your own life is the only way to Ing and allowing divine
is not something you miserable, A vindic- grace to surround me.
do for someone else. Uve mind-set creates I Amen.
Forgiveness is an act 4 V AU C|I
of the imagination. It IE IlI -|

Daily Mass (Tues. Fri.) at 11:30
a.m. in the Seaside Chapel.
Saturday: 4 p.m. confession,
5 p.m. Mass In the South Patrick
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Mass in
South Patrick Chapel. and 11:30
a.m. Mass in the Seaside Chapel.
Religious education classes:
10:15 11:15 a.m. at the Education
Center forpreK 6th grade. Youth
Ministry for 7th-8th grade, 10:15
11:15 am. at the Education cen
ler: 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
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, con-
tact Marvin Hagan at 254-6727
or the Islamic Society of Brevard
County at 984-4129.

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Drop Anchor at Barnacles
Check out the newest place to grab a bite to eat
on Friday evenings. It's called Barnacles, and It's
located at the Manatee Cove complex (between
the marina and the golf course). Starting tonight,
Barnacles will be open every Friday evening
between 6 and 9 p.m. You do not have to be a
marina member or a golfer to enjoy the tasty food
- Barnacles Is open to everyone. For more Infor
nation, call the Manatee Cove Golf Course at
494-GOLF, or the Manatee Cove Marina at 494-
7455, Complele details are also available on Ihe
45th Force Support Squadron webslte at www.

Operation Warmheart
Operation Warmheart Is a non profit org that
distributes grants to members and their families
assigned lo Patrick AFB/Cape Canaveral AFS lo
Include all services. The majority of distributions
will be made during Thanksgiving and Christmas:
however, special grants are made as emergencies
arise. All approved grants will ie made to inan
cially deserving circumstances. OW11 is totally
supported by community donations. For more
Information contact 494-4506.

Recycling Display
The 45th Space Wing will have a display on
Recycling for Earth Day today from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. in the Cape cafeteria. There will also be a
display at Kennedy Space Center in the Mission
Brieftng Room In the Operations and Checkout
building Thursday along with 15 to 20 additional
displays from NASA ant othcr environmental

Camping Trip
Outdoor Recreation will hold a 4-Season
Discover Camping Trip Saturday starting at
3 p.m. The Discover programs are designed
to introduce first-time participants Into new
recreational activities. The Outdoor Recreation
staff will Instruct and lead participants in the
selection and packing of rental gear for the trip.
Participants will then go to the primitive camp-
ing area at the FamCamp and learn how to pitch
tents, prepare a campstle, and prepare and cook
their meals for that evening. The following morn
Ing, campers will prepare breakfast, breakdown
the campsite, and pack up the equipment for
the return trip back to Outdoor Recreation. Cost
Is $10 per family member and registration Is
required. For more Infonnation and to register.
call 494 2042.

2009 Pool Passes
Pool passes go on sale Monday at Outdoor

___ BRIEFS __
Recreation. Cost is $30 per person, or $40 for
a family of two or more. Daily fees are 82 per
person. If you have an AF Services Card, you'll
receive free pool passes as part of the Services S
Advantage program. For more information, call
494 9692/9691.

Summer Swimming Lessons
Registration for summnler swimming lessons
starts Monday at Outdoor Recreation. Morning
and early evening classes are offered for ages 6
months through adult. Participation is on a first
come/first serve basis imtil all slots are filled.
Cost is 825 per person per session. For more
information and to register. call 494 9692/9691.

Monthly 5K Run/1.5 Mile Walk
The Patrick and CCAFS Fitness Centers will
hold the monthly 5K Ri/ 1.5 Mile Walk Monday.
at 7 a.m, at the Patrick Fitness Center. and at 7:30
a.m. at the CCAFS Fitness Center. Registration
will be taken the day of the event. Commander's
Cup Points will be awarded. For more Infonna
tlon. guidelines, and eligibility requirements, call
494-4947 (Patrick) or 853-3966 (CCAFS),

Fit for the Future Month
May is *Fit for the Future Month" at the Patrick
AFB and CCAFS Fitness Centers. In recognition of
National Senior Fitness Month, patrons 50 years
old and older may participate by registering for a
punch card. Throughout the month. participants
will have a variety of aclivlties to participate in -
such as aerobics classes, equipment orientations.
and a scavenger hunt. The first 50 participants
who complete their entire punch card will receive
a T-shirt In recognition of their commitment to be
"Fit for the Future." For more information. guide-
lines, and eligibility requirements, call 494 4947
(Patrick), or 853-3966 (CCAFSI.

Framing Classes
The Arts & Crafts Center will hold framing
classes May 2 and 16. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
These classes are a great way to save money by
learning how to frame your own certificates, post
ers and photos. Cost Is only $25 plus materials.
Registration Is required a minimum of 10 days
prior to class dates. For more information, call

Golf Course Hosts Mexican Buffet
The Manatee Cove Golf Course will host a
Mexican Buffet. along with karaoke. May 1 from
6 to 10 p.m. (dinner from 6 to 8 p.m.l. Tickets
are 813.95 per person (818 at the door) and must
be purchased In order to make a reservation. For
more information. call 494-GOLF.

Teen Night
Youth Programs will host a Teen Night May
1 from 7 to 10:30 p.m. It's "Your Music Track
Night" this evening. If you bring your lyrics and
music, you can have a live CD recording made In
a sound booth. The event is free for members and
one guest. Sign up is required by April 29. Teen
Nights arc for teens in grades 7-12. For more
information, call 494 4747.

Learn to Catch Shrimp
Outdoor Recreation will hold a class on catch-
Ing shrimp May 8 from 5 to 6 p.m. Participants
will learn how to use a dip net and traps in the
local waters. Cost is 810 per person. Registration
is required by May i. For more information and
to register, call 494 2042.

Open House & Yard Sale
Outdoor Recreation will host their Annual
Open House & Yard Sale May 2, starting with a
bike ride at 8 a.m. There will be free boat rides.
wakeboarding, water skiing, sailing, and other
activities and competitions. Live entertainment
will be provided on the deck. and there will
be fish dinners, along with beverages for sale.
Participants can reserve a space for the garage
sale for $10. For more Information, call 494

Kayaking Class
Outdoor Recreation will hold a kayaking class
May 3 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Cost Is 810 per pel
son. Registration is required by Thursday. For
more information and to register. call 494-2042,

Air Force Space Camp
Is your child interested in exploring the final
frontier? The Air Force Space Camp shows youth
firsthand what it takes to be an astronaut.
Scholarship recipients attend a six-day residen-
tial program In Huntsvlle. Ala.. from July 26
to August 1. Applications must be received by
May 4 to be considered. For information about
the application and selection process, call Youth
Programs at 494-4747.

Open Water Scuba Class
Outdoor Recreation will hold the next Open
Water Scuba Class May 4-16. This entry level
2 week class is held from 6 to 9 p.m.. with open
water dives on Saturdays. Cost Is $240 per per-
son and Includes student learning materials,
dive boat fees, and equipment rentals to Include
mask. snorkel, fins, weights/weight belt. BC,
regulator. gauges, and wet suit. Ages 12 through
adult are eligible to participate. For more Infor-
mation and to register, call 494-2042.

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