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Vol. 51 No. 17

MLI 55

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

Detachment 3 marks 50 years of supporting NASA

A pledge of support

The Air Force had
ships too


Look into the


By Maj. Tom Cross
Detachmernt 3, 45th
Operate tons Group
It's amazing what has
lxen accomplished in
our country's space pro
gram in just 50 years.
As NASA prepares to
retire the space shtllie.
Air Force persoinmel at
Patrick Air Force Base
who are part of Human
Space Flight Support are
S,--tIr;miiII 50 years of
Department of Defense
support of manned
space flight. From the
dry test beds at Edwards
AFB in the 1940s to the
launch pads at Cape
Canaveral today, the
Department of Defense
has provided vital sup-
port to NASA in both
research and develop-
ment of spacecraft and
in real world mission
execution, litiv years
of dedicated support is
absolutely a milestone
worth I-I.r iIji L,.
To honor and tLhank
those who served before,
Ihe Human Space
Flight Support Office or
Detachment 3 of the 451h
Operations Group host
ed a 50th Anniversary
celebrating the orga-
nization's support to
NASA. Detachment
3 has had a key role

Former astronauts Bob Springer and Jon McBride sign autographs tor eager
children following the Astronaut Panel April 24.

for five decades since
the onset of our coun-
Iry's pursuit of humana
space flight. Festivities
included a reunion din-
ner, a im..I-ii.iv Space
Center Tour. an astro-
naut panel discussion.
and a golf tournament.
'rhe celebration drew
three shuttle astronauts
and former workers who
were larl of the early
support team decades
ago. Lt. Col, (Dr.)
Melinda Screws who
works at. lhe detachment
organized the event.
She said." it was truly
a pleasure to work on
an event that brought
I. ''rElltEr our oredeces

sors, prior DDMS'ers,
with the individuals that
our mission is all about,
die Astronauts. Our way
forward is rooted in the
rich legacy of our past.'
Back in the day,
Detachment 3 was called
DDMS. which stood for
Department of Defense
Mercury Support.
Detachmtent 3 hosled a
reunion dinner for for
tier "DDMSers" include
ing some from the 1960s
who supported Mercury
and Apollo missions.
The Detachment hosted
over 100 people includ-
ing six former DDMS
commanders. The night

culminated with NASA's
Dave Phillips prI'-.-iiiIlw
the Detachment a beau-
tiful framed piece with
collector's pins from
every anianed launch.
Col. Michael Tillemna.
the current Det 3 com-
mander said. "It was an
honor ai, ill.,: the gift
and representing those
who iv irki:il i Ii, i ,ri. i
rization in the past."
Detachment 3 is the
only full time staff that
coordinales and Itrains
personnel worldwide at
35 locations to support
S I .. t -l i h -li 1 iiiii .- II
cies. This includes nmili
tary and civilian hospt-

lal personnel, fire li.i
ers and airfield man
agers. As NASA moves
toward retirement of
the space shuttle, the
detachment is again at
the grass roots of the
Constellation program
testing/validating water
recovery procedures of
the Orion capsule.
Part of the commeem
oration of the 50th anni
versary included a visit
to the base by current
astronaut AF Col. Greg
Johnson, and former
astronauts Navy i ni
(ret) Jon McBride and
Marine Col.(ret) Bob
Springer, who shared
some of the excitement
about their IItghs with
an audience of airmen
and 1.IIIIili .- ili 11 li at
the base's theater.
Former astro-
naut '"l.liin McBride
thanked Detachment 3
for .. lilri, uip the panel.
"We salute tie Air Force
antd i-iilli.n1 they do
to support us.'" he said.
"And I hope we can work
I,'.-ll I r for the next 50
years." Detachment 3
has already established
a 1;-nIu1 legacy and
will continue to provide
support of our coun-
try's space program for
decades to come.

May 1, 2009

5 Air Force Space Command: delivering space and missile
rk" capabilities to America and its warfighting commands


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h-_,v1hvi our predeces

2 May 1, 2009 Missileer

The most important military resource

By Brig. Gen.
Edward L. Bolton Jr.
45tth SW ronuimtum er
I want to lake a minute and dis
cuss the importance of my most
precious utilitary resource, you. It
is no secret that the profession of
arms, otur chosen proft'ssion, is a
dangerous one. Thanitkfully, your
professionalism aid devotion niti-
gales many of the inherent risks.
As professional warriors work
ing as part of olir leam. we strictly
adhere to checklists, technical data,
and flight briefings. We hold our
peers, our leaders, our subordi-
nates, aid most importantly, our-
selves to the highest of standards.
No sacrifice is too great to corm
plete the mission. No process is too
tedious to ensure success. We strive
for perfection and we never settle
for ui hild i c less thai excellence.
Now we need to use this same
approach and apply il to our own
personal safety when we leave tie
installation. Remember, iiii,.-kn
means doing the right Ihium even


By Lt. Col. Blake Brewer
45th Medical Support Sqlnpadmlr
Character is the foundation
of successful leadership. The Air
Force Academly defines character as
one's moral crmpass, and the stlori
of those luualities of moral -excel
lenie which compel a person to do
the riJini iiiniL despite pressure or
temptations lo I he rcontrary, Il you
allow your character to be com-
pronised. you will never be able to
stand strong in your future. 'The
flaws in your character now will
only le amplified under the great
pressure of supervision, command,
and combat.
So it is important to build and
keep your character. There are some
basic fundamentals to help develop
your character: Inustworlhiness.
responsibility, respect, and fair-
minidedness. Trustworthiness is one




when no one else is watching.
Many of you are probably think
ing. "Ilasn't drinking and driving,
using seal belts, the dangers of drive
big while fatigued, and not speeding
been preached i. iil i'. And iny
answer is simple. No!
Airmen anid DOD civilians alike
continue to drink and drive, refuse
to wear seal belts, and push theml
selves to drive too far, too fast.
Meanwhile, commanders like ime
continue to lose our most valuable
assets and the things that we canl
never replace our people. So far
this fiscal year the Air Force has
already I rniun- ilkv lost 24 of our peo

ple Ihat's 24 daughters and sons.
sisters and brothers, spouses anrd
sweethearts. 'Tenty tour Ariren..
And just wheii we think we are
doing well and '". ruiiin" safely here.
a mishap occurs sometimes fatal
thal jars us back, pl ii-i.all\ aind
etlljonatlly, alld reinforces lhe need
for safety compliance.
lal's not wail for an accildenrr io
occur before we reevaluate the deel
sions we are mnakirg. We itust openly
our eyes to ile -iill ilii .'r.-. arnd
nnurecessary risks we are all taking
and correct them. We canit become
complacent nol in our duties nor
in our personal lives. Don't lei this
be your fint-a safety inrl. I'uui, Take
responsibility and make the corree
live actions.
Every member of our Shark
l.-inil is a crucial piece of our
nation's defense. Losing any )one
of you affects the whole team, and
it is your service and sacrifice that
ensures America's freedom. Trust
Ine, we caf't afford to lose you!
Thanks again for all you do.

one's moral compass

I Commander's Corner
of the major foundations of a per
son's character. A person must be
honest; don't deceive, cheat or steal,
I-,.hi ,-lililv and loyalty also help
assemble trustworthiness. A person
needs to be reliable and dependable
to those above and below thim or her
on the chain of conlnmand. Simply
stated, do what you are expected to
Hl'.'-i.'ii ls ,iliv ma d respect are
two other ftuldamientals to help form
your character. As mentioned car
lier. reliability means you tmulst do
, ~ vi v luiit you are expected to do.
R-.piiui i. ilil builds onto reliability
in the fact thal you need to consider
the consequences and be account
able for your choices in action. A
leader must take I t-i -I -I. il l Lhlv for
their subordinate's decisions. In
simple words, give the praise but
take the blame. This basically comes

down to respect. Treat others will
respect and follow the golden rule.
treat others as you would want to bIe
treated. While working with people,
ensure you are peaceful when deal-
ing with anger, disagreements and
insults. This will show and gain
mulch respect.
It is imperative to show fair treat
ment to all people. Display empathy
by being sensitive to the li liic -.
values, interests, amd wo II I11 iIn of
others. Fairness also means playing
by the riles and not taking advan
tage of others. Your character in lhe
Air Force will follow you after you
PCS, retire or separate, To reach
excellence you must first be a leader
of good character. These four found
dations will help build your charac
ter but simply, if one lives by the Air
Force Core Values, ilni'Lril\ First,
Service Before Self and Excellence
in All We Do, your character will be
built and maintained for a lifetime.


Missileer staff

Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
451h Space Wing Commander
Mr. Brad Swezey
Chiel of Public Alfairs

2nd Lt. Karl Wiest
Depuly Chief of Public Affairs
Master Sgt Robert Burgess
Airman 1st Clase David Dobrydney
Mr. John Connell

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May 1,2009 Missileer 3

/Community Covenant
(far left) 45th Mission Support Group
Commander Col. Charles Beck took time
Saturday morning to proudly sign the
Brevard Armed Forces Covenant, sig-
nifying Brevard County's commitment
to supporting members of the Armed
S- Forces and their families, at Wickham
Park during the 22nd Annual Vietnam
/\ and All Veterans Reunion. "A lot of peo-
t pie thank me for my service," Colonel
Beck said to the gathered crowd, "but
our veterans here today never stopped

(left) While at the reunion, Colonel Beck
came across a military jeep similar to
one he drove as a Senior Airman sta-
it9 tioned in Korea, and was invited to sit in
the driver's seat. "What an honor to be
asked to be here today," Colonel Beck
said. "And on behalf of our Airmen cur-
rently deployed and their families, I thank
bP Al- irn. st Clas a bry, n you for what you continue to do for them.

Volunteers recognized for tireless efforts

By Tech. Sgt. Lisa Luse'
45th .SIt Pl'nll',h.. (fArs
Volunteers on Patrick
Air Force Base and Cape
Canaveral Air Force Station
contributed approxtnatlely
77.666 hours in 2008.
At an lee cream socil
at the Airman & F mdnlh
Readiness Center April 23.
the volunteers presented a
large check in the amount of
$1.569.629.86. representing
the amount in wages and
benefits the 45lh Space Wing
saved, according to Vice
Commander Col. Stephen
Three Individuals also
received the Volunteer
Excellence Award this year.
Honored with this high
achievement were Reserve
Lt Col. (ret.) Gerald Meyer,
Peter Koch of Project
Emeritus and Darleena
Jones from the 45th Force

.... ....... ..... ...

Ft. i i. . I L
Marlene Halfield (left) and Shirley Osborne (right) of Family
Services present a check In the amount saved by the time
invested from local volunteers to 45th Space Wing Vice
Commander Col. Stephen Butler,
Support Squadron. received once in a person's
The VEA is a special pro- lifetime of volunteer service.
gram in which the Air Force Each award certificate was
recognizes Individuals for signed by Air Force Chief of
lifetime service to the well- Staff Gen. Norton Schwarlz,
being of the Air Force and acknowledging their awards
the commurnty, for Exceptional Meritorious
This award can only be Volunteer Service to the

United Stales Air Force corn
Mr. Meyer has served more
than 43.000 customers in
more than tine years of sup
port alt Family Services. He is
also a dependable volunteer
for the Daily Bread, Meals on
Wheels. American Red Cross
and the Melbourne Police
Mr. Koch provided valuable
man hours and cost account
Ing to Project Emerilus and
the 45th Mission Support

Mr. Koch also volunteers
for ltabilat for IIIulmrl.niit
Space Coast Feline Network
and numerous other organi-
Ms. Jones provided 400-
plus hours of support to the
Florida Chapter of the I[ome
of the Brave Quilt Project
ard unmlerous other base
in addition, she recruited

48 volunteers for quilt oper
nations; efforts that helped
production while r' .irjlil e
time to remember our war
These volunteers have
set the standard and have
set It high." said Col. Butler.
who presented the awards.
"The dollar amount of the
check shows the benefits
associated and is highly val-
ued to the 45th Space Wing.
We are forever grateful to
them and their service."

The 45th Weather
Squadron has
won the Air Force-
level Outstanding
Weather Suppport
Unit Award. i

Personnel accountability system live AF-wide; May exercise planned

By Maj. Beth Keley Horine
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
(AFNS) Air Force officials implemented the Air
Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment
System April 1. The new program Improves global
disaster personnel accountability management.
reporting and case management across the force.
They plan to test the system in a force-wide exer-
cise May 19 to 21.
"AFPAAS Is certainly going to conic tn handy in
evacuations during hurricane season, especially
since hurricanes at Patrick Air Force Base are
such a real world threat," said Tech. Sgt. QuJncy
Black, NCOIC of Installation Personnel Readiness
at Patrick Air Force Base. Designed to synchro
nize Air Force reporting with the Department of
Defense's accountability system, AFPAAS meets
combatant commander and DOD requirements
for personnel tracking by ensuring accountability
of all Air Force personnel, including active duty
Airmen and family members. Guardsmen. reserve
isis, most civilians ard contractors overseas.
An Atr Force-wide exercise held March 16 20

tested the AFPAAS system. The exercise allowed
Air Force leaders to Identify lessons learned and
work through some issues before the program
went live April 1.
The March exercise achieved its goal to orient
and familiarize Air Force representatives with
AFPAAS, according to Major Reid.
"Over 750,000 members were accounted for in
the system," he said. "This was a huge success.
However, we're not done yet. The exercise showed
the need for one last fine tuning exercise before
the 2009 hurricane season," Major Reid added,
referring to the planned exercise in May.
Lessons learned submitted from the March
exercise highlighted challenges related to train-
ing. labor relations, privacy concerns and lack of
understanding of disaster accountability roles and
responsibilities by commanders and members.
"We are tackling the challenges of making
sure all members are aware of their responsibili-
ties with the Implementation of AFPAAS and are
familiar enough with the system to quickly react
any time accountability Is needed." said Sergeant
The benefits of AFPAAS include allowing com-

manders and units to account, assess, manage
and monitor the recovery and reconstitullon
process for personnel and their families affected
and/or scattered by a wide spread catastrophic
event, every step of the way.
As of April 1. Air Force personnel and family
members log into or call
1-800-435-9941 to report Individual arid family
member status if affected by a disaster or crisis.
Using AFPAAS also helps speed up the pro-
cess to help affected family members in need of
assistance. AFPAAS helps commanders identify
and verify assistance or aid eligibility and entitle
ments for affected personnel and their families
prior to or immediately following a disaster,
"We want to make sure the Airmen at Patrick
are safely accounted for and know that there is
an easily assessable system where personnel can
Identify if they need help. so assistance can be
given to them," said Sergeant Black, "AFPAAS
gives us the capability to have real-time account-
ability throughout any major natural/man-made
(Additronal Itnformation provided by Afrman Ist
Class Darid, Dobrydrnwy. 15th SW Public Affairs)

4 May 1, 2009 Missileer


May 1,2009 Missileer 5

AFTAC Arctic visit: mission accomplished

By Master Sgt.
Patrick Murphy
AT'AC Pubiic A'aiUirs
()iual tarl irn a series)
innnth the daily
tasks, thf malntec
nance tecluicians mid
the engineer handed
Into a cohesive tranl,
The lecluicians helped
out llth engineer in
-\'-ill 1.1 l,4 tile sys
temi, and (he engineer
helped them with the
system trotubleshoot
ltg an d maintenance.
"It was Just inur
guys working, StalT
SI Andrew Bliss said.
"We had tasks to be
done, and we made
sure everyone was
hands on. Li I viln iW
was fair game for

While he evaluated
lhe power system oper-
ational capabilities and
worked side by side
with the (-cluilelans,
Capt. Brian Rickert
also paid attention to
how they went ablxtll
their business.
"I was Irying to
learn from tlhei.,
he said. "I was 1 ,iilv\
impressed by their
decision making and
Iow II.l--v changed
one vartable at a time
as they were trouble-
shooting the system."
The nmaintaners
also learned from
the captain and Vwere
impressed with his
"le could go back

and acl as a main
tairner," Sergeant Bliss
Over the next eight
days, tile teamll melm
hers execullied the plan
developed Iack In
Florida and progress
stvely eliminated hie
need fbr several back
llp plans, hncludingl
the expIensive option
of bringing ontrae
tors on a follow up
visit. Finally, with Ilhe
repairs and annual
maintenance finished
and the power sys-
tem up and runningfl
intIll,.IIly, the teanl
had completed all II e\
had set out to do at
Bull Pass.
"We deennmined the
overall system oper-

ated as designed with
intulnial interaction,"
Captain Rickert said. "I
believe it will contlllue
to functieon for malny
years ri Ilhe lfture."
Alter ir.ipl. II1111 the
Bull Pass repairs, the
leam also visited the
Mount Newall radio
repeater site and
spent another elbtl

days there performing
lhe required allnual
mnalnlenance. I all.
the leamr spelnt about
a month in Antarmetica
before iin. .iiiIi home -
mission accomplished.
Back at Patrick,
the dala flow from
thle I SAEDS sensors
continues to provide
the vital Information

AFTAC needs for its
nuclear treaty moni
loring mission. The
center remains ever
watechfll around the
globe, all eyes open
un dergroruld, tunderr
water, In the almo
sphere, in1 space and
on ite seventh conti
nenti at the bottom of
tie world.

Golf 4 Kids Summer Program savings! Cosi includes unlirnited greens lees. ParUcipaInLs must pay for a
The Manatee Cot e Golf Course will host their Golf I Kids summrier pro car. bilt are allowed to walk. and this special is valid after 9: 30 a.m daily.
gram in July There will be two sessions Session One: July 7- 10. from 8 The special is lint talid for league or tournament players. For more inforna-
tn 1I a.m for youth 7-11 years old. Session Two .July 14-17. from 8 11 Uon. call 4H4 -(OLF
a.m.. for youth 12-17 years old. A tournament will follow July I8 IUrlne lo
be determlnedl Cost is 849 per student. Sign up starts May 1 In the Pro Rediscover Golf Special
Shop. and is limited to the first 25 pardelpalts i1 each session. For more Palrick AFB would like to Ibite golfers to "Rediscover Goll ai Manamle
information call 1941 7856. Cove Golf Course" for feel Pay JLst 64-5 and gel unlimited greens fees for
one calendar mollnth After Ldal. UI you decide to join for an entire yea. hie
Summer Golf Special iglf course will kloiok the Sl15 off your annual golf pass aind slart your new
Would you like to play a lot of golf for Just a little lit of Imoney?.' Check sulbsripUcain Ihe day you Join. This promorUlon Is valid for new or returning
out the Manatee Cove Golf Course's Sumnner Special. For S106 you can olfels who were nrio a prior discount cardholder (aruaual pass/fee/purich
purchase a summer pass that allows you to play unlimited rounds of golf card within the paMl 12 months. Special is valid June I1-October 31. For
from Memorial Day thln Labor Day That's just S1 per day an unheard o1 more idnornimaon. ,all 494-GOLF.

"Grindin' Gears" Car Show
Don't miss the "Grindin' Gears" Car &
Motorcycle Show May 9 from 10 am. to 3
p.m. This family-friendly event, sponsored by
Advance Auto Pars in Indian Harbour Beach.
Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront. Red Bull, and
High Beams Headlight Restoration of Florida,
will be held at the south parking lot of The
Tides Collocated Club. located on Highway
A1A adjacent to the base. The show is open
to the general public and free for participants
and spectators. Those who want to register a
veldcle lb the show must call the Patrick AFB
Auto Hobby Shop at 494-2537. or vilst In per-
son at Building 331 and register their vehicle
by Saturday. You can also download a reglstra-
tfon form online at www.GoPatrlckFL.con. All
makes and models of automobiles and trucks
are eligible to enter. Motorcycles enter in two
categories custom and street. Setup begins
at 8 a.m. Vehicles must be in place by 10 a.m.
Registrant of vehicle must have a valid driver's
license. For more information, call 494-2537.
(No federal endorsement of sponsors intended.)

6 May 1, 2009 Missileer

May 1,2009 Missileer 7

Trading wings for hulls: 'Hap' on the high seas

By Mark Cleary
45th SW Histlonj i'll,
In h1de early 1950s
Atlantic Missile Range
I racking requirement s
were shorl ranged and
simple. During Ihat
period, tracking styles
could be limited to the
Florida mainland and
a few islands hi the
Caribbean. I however,
as faster, longer
ranged missiles began
arriving lor ia. king
at Cape Canaveral In
the late 1950s. range
ships were needed
to fill the gaps In the
tracking network inl
the Atlantic Ocean.
The first six range
ships were small.
935 ton displace-
ment, cargo vessels
left over from World
War II. 'lit % were
rechristened Echo
through KIo. .-li ifi
tig "E" illluiiil- "K"



il 11he military alpha
bet minuss JldtLt tlhe
sevenlit Ih letter). They
were introduced in
1957 and 1958 to
recover launch reentry
vehicles and collect
Ilerlietly and weather
data between the
Islands of A 1ni i .i arnd
The next six ships
were considerably large
cr 4.000-ton vessels,
and they had proper
nanres Tinrbter
Httdc, Coastal Setryj.
Rose Knot, Coastal
Cnisadler, Sulrd Knot
and Sampan Hftcih.
They carried advanced
telemetry equipment.
and they soon replaced
all the old range ships.
Each of the replace

merit ships was 339
ee long and carried a
crew of 55.
The nltxl Improve
Inenl in range shipr
capabilities was Intro
dctced In 1960 with
Twin Falls Victory.
That ship was 455 feel
long. and it had a crew
of 117. 11 displaced
about 7,600 olls, and
it carried an FPS 16
radar and enough
equipment to acquire
and transmit trajectory
dala int rtal time. The
ship could maintain a
cruising speed of 17
knots, and it had a
cruising range of more
than 11,000 miles. its
sister ship. Anmercan
Mariner, became oper
national In 1963.
The first Advanced
Range Instrumentat on
Ship (ARIS) also
arrived in 1963. It
was renamed in honor
the General Henry

H. "Hap" Arnold,
Commander of the
UI.S. Army Air Forces

In World War II. With
Mrs. Arnold as the
guest of honor. IISAFS
General H. H. Arnold
was dedicated at Port
Canaveral May 1.
1963. It was the first
trily modern ocean-
going range Insit i
orientation ship.
DIssI I, InI 14.300
Ions. Arnold had
been extensively over-
hauled by Bethlehem
Steel and tihe Sperry
Ci\ II.Is.I. Company
from a 1944 vin
stage troop transport.
Following the make
over, scientists and
I igiln'I Is nicknamed
the ship a "floating
Ascension Island."
Arnold was joined by
USAFS General Iloylt
S. 'i nll, -lr'iii j a few
months later. Both
ARIS became opera-

tlonal in 1964.
In the late 1960s
the Air Force accepted
five Apollo program
instrumentation ships
for operations In the
Pacific. One of those
ships, named USNS
Redstone. was trans
ferried to the Eastern
Test Range at the end
of 1969. At thal point,
the old Timber Hitch
class vessels were
After many years
of service. Arnold
was decommissioned
In llli -,.iv 1980s.
Vandenrbeir followed
soon after. USNS
Redstone was deac-
tivated In August
1993. I 1 illiii i the era
of Advanced Range
Instrutnentation Ships
on the Eastern Range
to a close.

USAFS General H. H. Arnold sits at the Eastern Test Range April 29, 1963.

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Events Calendar

Wednesday Thursday
29 30

May 1
45th Launch Support
Squadron Change of
2:30 p.m.
Hangar R, CCAFS

Teen Night
7-10:30 p.m.
Youth Center

Mexican Buffet and
6-10 p.m.
Golf Course

Open House and Yard
8 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation

Sailing Class
2-3:30 p.m
Outdoor Recreation

Bowling special
1-7 p.m
Rocket Lanes

3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Sunday Brunch Sate Boater Course Story Time Bingo Unlimited Bowling Peddle, Paddle & Pant "Grindin' Gears" Car &
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 9:30-11:30 p.m. 10 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 -'.'hng Lot)
2-3:30 p.m. class starts Parent Snack Day
Outdoor Recreation Outdoor Recreation 2:15 p.m. Bowling special
Child Development 1-7 p.m.
Families in the Know Center Rocket Lanes
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Airman & Familly Kids' Night Out
Readiness Center 6-11 p.m.
Youth Programs

10 11 12 13 14 15 .I ..* ., 16
Mother's Day buffet STS-125 Launch 1st Term Airman Bingo Applying for Air Force Armed Forces Adult & Youth Triathlon
Serving times: noon, Pad 39A Financial Management 6:15 p.m. Jobs Appreclali-on Da bowl- 7 a.m.
12 30, 3,3:30 p.m Kennedy Space 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m The Tides 9-11 am. ing special Patrick Fitness Center
The Tides Center Three-day TAP work- A&FRC Rocket Lanes
shop starts Framing class
Mother's Day bowling Pre-Separation 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m Newborn care Intro to Fishing class 9 a.m. -4 p.m.
special 9-10:30 a.m A&FRC 6-8 p.m. 5-6 p.m Watercolor class
Rocket Lanes Fundamentals of A&FRC Outdoor Recreation 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Resume Story Time Arts & Crafts
1-3 p.m. 10 a.m. Novelist Plus Class Teen Night
A&FRC Base Library Noon and 6 p.m. 7-11 p.m. Sailing class
Base Library Youth Center 2-3:30 p.m
Outdoor Recreation
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Sunday Brunch Safe Boater Course Newcomers' Orientation Airman Leadership Sponsorship rainirg Just for Girls Night Safe Boater Course
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 9:30-11:30 p.m. 7:30 a.m. -noon School Class 09-05 10-11 a.m. 6:30-9:30 p.m. 9:30-11:30 p.m.
The Tides Outdoor Recreation A&FRC graduates Helping children with Youth Center Outdoor Recreation
Post-deployment issues
Story Time Career Change 11 am. noon Family Day bowling Bowling special
10a.m. 10-11 am. He :lTi, Jcn.-. j special 1-7 p.m
Base Library How to Become a Mil- 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m 11 a.m, 7 p,m. Rocket Lanes
liorn il A&FRC Rocket Lanes
Monthly 5K Run/1.5 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. : ,-in I class
Mile Walk Spouse Orientation Pajama Story Time 2-3:30 p.m.
7 a.m. (Patrick Fitness 1-3 p.m. 6:15 p.m. Outdoor Recreation
To publish events of base-wide interest in future Center)/7:30 a.m, A&FRC Base Library
issues, e-mail (Cape)




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2nd Lt. Adam Zanotti
1st Space Launch Squadron

Reason for nomination
"Lieutenant Zanotti has been a tremendous asset to
the squadron, both in terms of the mission and morale.
His technical expertise helped ensure the 11Ilinml.n-r1hiinth
of the GPS IIR 20 launch vehicle, allowing for a smooth
terminal count and a successful first attempt launch.
Alili.iii.dlv he has dedicated several hours to raising
money for the booster club. providing the necessary fund-
ing for squadron morale events. His work xoth inside and
outside of the mission have made him an invaluable part
of the team."
1st Lt. nJornatu n McGuire, 1st SLS

How long have you been at this duty station?
Six months.

What Is your hometown?
Bay City, Mich.

What's your favorite motto or words you live/work
"It is not the critic who counts: nol the man who points
out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of
deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the
man who is actually In the arena, whose face is marred by
dust and sweat and blood, who strives vili milv who errs
and comes up short again and again, because there is no
effort without error or shortcoming. but who knows the
great enthusiasm, the great devotions, who spends him
self for a worthy cause: who. at the best. knows. in the end,
the triumph of lii l achievement, and who, at the worst.
if he fails, at least he fails while daring ,r,;anll, so that his
place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who
knew neither victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt

What inspired you to go beyond the call of duty?
"When you're surrounded by people that take so much
pride in their work that creates an atmosphere where it's
easy to go that extra mile. It's the way the 1st SLS does

Why do you serve?
"I decided to serve to be part of si .it ildinM bigger than
myself and to work alongside great Americans." il

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Do you see what I see?
Defense contractor Jennifer Sievering helps as Staff Sgt. Bryan Ensley
of AFTAC peers through a device that allows the viewer to detect hidden
explosives during the Patrick Air Force Base Technology Expo April 22 at
The Tides.


FRIDAY Race to Wtch Mountain (Dwayne Johnson, Anna Sophia
Robb) l-'Fr vy ut- stories have circulated about a secret place in the mid-
dle of the Nevada desert, known for unexplained phenomena ard strange
'llii ni,- It is called Witch Mountain, and when a Las Vegas cab driver
hfids two Ieens with supiernatural powers In his cab, he suddenly finds
himself In lie middle of an adventure lie car' explain, When I ley dis-
cover that the only chance to save the world lies in unraveling the secrets
of Wilch Mountain. the race begins, as tie govenunent, mobsters and
even extraterrestrials try to stop them. Rated PG (sequences of action/
violence, frightening/ dangerous situations. thematic elements) 97 rin

SATURDAY I Love You Man (Paul Rudd. Jason S., c 1) Peter is a sue-
cessful real estate agent who, upon getting engaged to Zooey, the woman
of his dreams, discovers to his dismay and chagrtn that he has no male
friend close .-iii ilid to serve as ids Best Man. Peter Immnediately sets out
to r,'illJ the situation, embarking on a series of bizarre mad awkward
man dates, before meeting Svdii-v, a charming. opinionated man with
whom he instantly bonds. But the closer the two mtenr get, the more
Peter's relationship with Zooey suffers, mlin iiii 1\ forcing him to choose
between his tlancte and his new found bro. Rated R (pervasive language,
Including cnrde and sexual references) 105 mtn

Adulls 12 & older .-$4. children I 11 $2. children 5 & under are tree.
Doors open at 7 p.m. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

Consider the pancake: not just a breakfast?

By Chaplain (Ist
Lt.) Henry Jenkins
45th SW Chapel
In my life. 1 have
tried to be a well read
person. To keep up
with Information that
impacts the world
around me. In trying
to keep up with all
this data that sur
rounds me. I have
picked up sonic trivia
too. Trivia is little bits
of Information that
don't really matter.
but are nevertheless
interesting, Did you
know that pancakes
were invented In New
York City In March of

Caplaolns Corner
1882? 1 love pancakes!
Pancakes are one of
my favorite foods.
Asa child. I would

devour stacks of pan-
cakes u aware of I heir
urban conception
and long, rich tradi-
lion. Okay, '11 admit
that this Is not earth
shattering news until
one considers the far
reaching implications
if the pancake had not
been invented. Take a
moment and think of
all the breakfast places
that specialize in pan-
cakes such as the
International House
of Pancakes and The
Village Inn/Pancake

House. Consider the
many breakfast orders
that add pancakes as
a aide dish in most
major restaurants.
A simple concept
impacts commerce,
family, relationships
and nostalgia. What
childhood memory Is
complete without pan
The same Is true
for our spiritual lives.
Since the beginning of
time. there has been a
simple Idea that does
not aonear to impact

our lives but has far
reaching implications.
That idea is God loves
you. It Is a concept
that shaped societies,
created cultures and
reformed religions. It
has brought about a
change in commerce.
family, relationships
and nostalgia over
childhood prayers
offered al bedtime.
supper and athletic
"Ood loves you" are
tluee simple words
thal hold an eternal

truth. Love is truly the
only thing that chang-
es lives and offers us
hope for the future.
In fact, IHey Lewis
and the News pro
claimed It. best in their
80's hit. The Power
of Love." Like a nice
stack of golden brown
pancakes. God's love
offers a warm feeling,
a fresh aroma and
sticky fingers so we
never want to let go of
11. Taste and see the
Lord is good. Hie is
hn-tir Ihn n-n-rLo-

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Red Cross Youth Volunteer Program
High school age (14 18) students, dependents
of active or retired military members and DOD
civilian employees can earn community service
hours by volunteering with the Red Cross this
summer at Patrick Air Force Base. Orientation
will be held at 10 a.m. May 16 in the Dental
Clinic conference room. Contact the Red Cross at
494 8318 to register for the session.

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 activi-
ties to participate in such as aerobics classes.
equipment orientations, special fitness events.
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." All other participants who
complete their punch cards will receive a water
bottle. For more Infonuation, guidelines, and eli-
gibility requirements, call 494-4947 (Patrick), or
853 3966 (CCAFS).

Golf Course Hosts Mexican Buffet
The Manatee Cove Golf Course will host a
Mexican Buffet. along with karaoke, tonight from
6 to 10p.m. (dinner from 6 to 8 p.m.). Tickets are
S13.95 per person (818 at the door) and must be
purchased in order to make a reservation. For
more information, call 494-GOLF.

Open House & Yard Sale
Outdoor Recreation will host their Annual
Open House & Yard Sale Saturday, starting with
a bike ride at 8 a.m. There will be tree boat rides,
wakeboardhig, 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. The
Yard Sale will also be a great opportunity for you
to try and sell some of the Items you have piling
up In your garage. Participants can reserve a
space for the garage sale for S 10. For more infor
mation. call 494-2042.

Framing Classes
The Arts & Crafts Center will hold a framing
class May 16 from 9 am. to 4 p.m. These classes
are a great way to save money by learning how
t.o frame your own certificates, posters and pho-
tos. Cost is 825 plus materials. Registration is
required a minimum of 10 days prior to class
dates. For more information, call 494 4270.

__ RIFS ___
Open Water Scuba Class
Outdoor Recreation will hokl the next Open
Water Scuba Class Monday-May 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
person and Includes student learning materials.
dive boat fees, and equipment rentals to Include
mask. snorkel, fins. weighls/weight bell. BC.
regulator, gauges, and wet suit. Ages 12 through
adult are eligible to participate. For more Infor
matlon and to register, call 494 2042.

Mother's Day Fashion Show and Tea
Women Reaching Women will host a Fashion
Show and Tea Monday at 6:30 p.m. at 8850
Grtssom Parkway. Titusville. All ages are invited
to come dressed up in whatever they like. Cost
Is $3 per person. For more information call 383-

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

Pedal, Paddle & Pant Challenge
The Patrick Fitness Center will host a "Pedal.
Paddle & Pant Challenge" May 8. starting at 8
a.m. (safety briefing at 7:30 a.m.) at the War Fit
Field. Teans consist of four members. Teams will
pedal five miles, paddle for 1000 yards, and run
1.5 miles on a pro designated course. Participants
must provide their own swim wear, towels. bicy-
cle, and bicycle helmet. Commander's Cup Points
will be awarded. Registration Is required by
Wednesday. For more information, guidelines.
and eligibility requirements, call 494-3187.

Kid's Night Out
Youth Programs will host their monthly "Kid's
Night Out" May 8, from 6 to 11 p.m. for grades
K 6. It's "Luau Night" this evening ii celebration
of Asian Pacific Heritage Month. The evening will
also feature games, arts & crafts, sports/fitness.
dinner and more. Cost Is $20 for members -and
$25 for non members. Show your AF Services
Card and receive a $5 discount. Sign up required
by Wednesday. For more Information and to sign
up, call 494-4747.

Parent Snack Day
Join your child for a special snack at the Child

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Development Center to celebrate Mother's Day.
Parent Snack Day. May 8, starts at 2:15 p.m.
for children under 3 years of age. and 2:30 p.m.
for children 3 5 years of age. If you would like Io
attend, please sign up in your child's classroom.
For more information. call 494 5238.

Dive Trips
Outdoor Recreation will hold a 2-tank open
water sport dive May 9. Cost is $70 per person.
A 3 tank advanced open waler & nilrox dive will
be held May 29. Cost is $100 per person, Cost
includes round trip transportation, boat fees,
and rental gear Air tanks are available for $3 per
lank. and lntrox tanks are available for S6 per
tank. Reservations are required. ID cardholders
are allowed to bring guests. For more information
and to register, call 494-2042.

Bowling Center Specials
The Rocket Lanes Bowling Center will feature
the following specials in May:
* Mother's Day Special May 10, you pay $1
per game and Mom bowls for free. Mom can also
register to win a special gift a round of golf with
cart for two people at the Manatee Cove Golf
* Armed Forces Appreciation Day Special May
15 from 11 a.m, to 7 p.m., all games are just .95
cents per game (plus shoe rental)
* AFSPC Family Day Special May 22. from 11
a.m. to 7 p.m.. bowl for Just .95 per game
* Unlimited Thursday Special every Thursday
in May. from 2 to 9 p.m.. bowl all the games you
want for only $6 per person (plus shoe rental)
* Saturday Specal every Saturday in May, from
1 to 7 p.m., bowl for only .95 cents per game
(except during the Saturday afternoon Rock'it
Bowl program May 2. 16 & 30 from 2-4 p.m.)
* Snack Bar Specials Monday, May 1 & 18.
you can get a barbecue sandwich, steak fries
& fountain drink for $5.95 in honor of National
Barbecue Month; Tuesday, you can get a taco
salad special for $5.95 In honor of Cinco de
Mayo; May 14, you can get a panzit. egg roll &
fountain drink for 85.95 in honor of Asian Pacific
heritage Month,
Also. the popular Rock'it Glow Bowl program
returns May 1. It is held every Friday night from
7 to 10 p.m. Cost is $2.85 per game. For more
Information, call 494 2958.

Auto Hobby Shop Special
If your birthday is In May, you will receive Ii
off on stall fees at the Auto HIobby Shop (regu-
larly $3 per hour), to include flat and lift, every
Thursday in May. from 11 am.n to 8:15 p.m. For
more information, call 494 2537,

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