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Vol. 51 No.

19 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. May 15, 2009

Off on an

The 45th Space Wing provided flawless Eastern Range sup-
port for NASA's successful launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis
ke... Monday. The launch occurred at 2:01 p.m. (EDT) from Space
Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center.
"The 45th Space Wing is pleased to participate with NASA and
our mission partners to launch Atlantis and bring increased
capability and longevity to the Hubble Space Telescope," said
Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton Jr., 45th SW commander. "The 45th
Space Wing is proud to participate with NASA in its missions to
explore the universe. Mission success will allow Hubble to con-
tinue providing cutting-edge science for another five years."

e job ...and glad to

be home again
Capt, Paul Carpenter, 920th Rescue Wing, here hugging his
two young daughters, was among thirty of Brevard's Reserve
Rescuers who returned home Sunday from Afghanistan after
four months of performing medical evacuation missions work-
ing with US, Army units. These Citizen Airmen conducted
2,000 medical evacuation missions flying HH-60 Pave Hawk
helicopters loaded with aircrew and pararescuemen to save
lives. More than half of these medical evacuations were due to
combat action. They helped save more than 570 people and two
military working dogs. They provided life saving medical care
to U.S. military members, coalition forces, as well as Afghani
soldiers and citizens, including 47 children and four enemy


52 years on th

Air Force Space Command: delivering space and missile
,' capabilities to America and its warfighting commands

2 May 15, 2009 Missileer

That Star Spangled Banner still waves

By Brig. Gea
Edward L. Bolton Jr.
45th SW commander
This week started on a high note
as members of the U.S. military,
to include the 45th Space Wing.
helped provide support for an awe
some launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis
on Monday, And now. it will end
on a high note, with Armed Forces
Day Saturday. Former Secretary of
Defense Louis Johnson announced
the creation of an Armed Forces Day
to replace separate Army. Navy and
Air Force Days on Aug. 31, 1949 to
celebrate the unification of the Armed
Forces under one department, the
Department of Defense.
The theme for that first Armed
Forces Day was 'Teamed for
Sixty years latex the services are
still "Teamed for Defense' and are
conducting combat. anti terrorism.
peacekeeping andi humanitarian sup
port operations all across the globe.
Not only are we united under the

From the top

same government agency, but we are
now integrated in joint opera tons
crucial to forwarding the flag of free
dom and the principles of liberty and
democracy. Together. we are "all in"
fighting to free the oppressed and to
vanquish their oppressors.
The tradition of Armed Forces Day
continues tomorrow as we recognize
the contributions of the military and
show support for you and the count
less men and women deployed around
the world in combat zones preserving
our safety and security every day.
Our forces know that freedom is
not free. They know freedom is not
a birthright and that it constantly
needs to be fought for and secured,
It should never be taken for granted.
Our forces are out there standing a
watch for all Americans and for all
those who support freedom. And they
are winning the fight.
It is the willingness of our service-

'And the rockets'

By Lt. Col. John Wagner
45th Launch Group
deputy conmmunner
We are truly fortunate to serve
in the unifonned forces of our great
nation. In an idyllic location, on
missions that have and will contain
ne to have massive impacts on our
national defense. We live and work
on the spacecraft flight line! Our
space launch mission is the nexus
between space acquisition and
space operations, and If we don't
have mission success, there are no
military space operations.
When we see and feel our rock
ets' red glare and get confirmation
our spacecraft are successfully on
station perfonring their mission,
it's an indescribable feeling of job
satisfaction. The effort by hundreds
of people on countless procedure
reviews. technical meetings. mile
stone reviews and daily 1 hardware
and ground system processing,
assembly, test, checkout and inte-

Commander's Corner

gration all pays off ways that no
other jobs do. Knowing the impact of
those missions makes it even more
There are some that say "space is
too expensive" or "too problematic"
or space Is "fraught with delays"
- and this is simply not true. The
spacecraft we put on orbit provide
intelligence, warning, conmunica
tons. position/navigation/ttmlng.
and other critical information each
minute of every day for many years.
We would need a fleet of aircraft to
duplicate lust a fraction of these
capabilities at thousands of dollars
per hour, just in fuel costs alone.
Because of spacepower. our mill
tary and nation is more informed,
more precise, more lethal, and
tore secure than ever. with the
smallest personnel end strength
tn our armed forces than any time

members your willingness to take
an oath and to stand up for what
America is all about freedom. From
rocket and shuttle launch support, to
security and rescue operations, we do
a little bit of it all here at Palrick. And
I feel honored and privileged to stand
beside each and every one of you.
When friend and foe alike see our
flag. and see our brave men and
women from all services fighting ter-
rorism in all its forms, let alone dellv
ring much needed food and medical
supplies to those who need it most,
they know, as we do. the answer to
Francis Scott Key's question at the
end of our national anthem:
Yes. Indeed, the Star Spangled
Banner does still wave over the land of
the free and the home of the brave.
And it does so because of you and
the sacrifices you all have volun-
teered to make for our great nation.
Happy Armed Forces Day; celebrate
it safely!
Thanks again for all you do.

.d glare...'
since the post WWII drawdown In
1950. We do encounter delays, only
because we have just one chance to
gel this right. We must ensure the
very first flight of our spacecraft.
fresh from the factory, is their last -
and that these critical sentinels will
operate flawlessly on-orbit for 10-15
years. Tlis "perfection standard" is
something thai separates space from
all other acquisition programs.
I've truly enjoyed my time here
on the flight line, and learned
much from the true profession-
als that work in. for. and with the
45th Space Wing you truly make
a positive difference for joint forces
worldwide, As we prepare for Armed
Forces Day tomorrow and Memorial
Day in just, over a week. remember
President Kennedy's words from
1962; "Guard zealously your righl
to serve in the Armed Forces, for
without them. there will be no other
rights to guard." Good luck and
God Speed.



Missileer staff

Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton Jr.
45th Space Wing Commander
Mr. Brad Sweasy
Chief of Public Affairs

2nd Lt. Karl Wiesl
Deputy Chief of Public Affairs
2nd Lt. Trisha Gulllabeau
Chieff InternalI nformalioh

Master Sgt. Robert Burgess

Alrman lst Class David Dobrydney
r. John Connell

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The following individuals have been
selected Ibr promotion to thr rank of
Master Sergeant:
Tech. Sgt. James Badna
45G(h Operations Group

Tech. Sgt. Nicole Basnight
45th Of1

Tech. Sgt. Bill Brady
I'-il1i Space Wing

Tech. Sgt William Brookins
45tlh (Cvil Engineer Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Anthony Carreader
4511 Force Support Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Jay Cleaver
51.h Space Launch Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Deron Coaxm
451h CES

Tech. Sgt. Brent Conlon
45th Launch Support Squadron

Tech. Sgt. James Giles Jr.
1st Space Launch Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Gino Grisby
45th LCSS



Tech. Sgt. Catina Harrison
451hl Aeromedical DIenal Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Kevin Biggins
45th CES

Tech. Sgt. Matthew Lau
4ith Medlcal Suplport Squadronl

Tech. Sgt. Michael Lormand
45th CES

Tech. Sgt. Anthony Matthews
45th Operallons Suppoxrl Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Clifton Matthews
45th Medical Operations Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Marshall McBride
5th SLS

Tech. Sgt. Robert Mills
45th MDSS

Tech. Sgt. DeJohnna Muzzio
45th Space Connmunications

Tech. Sgt. Gerardo Ozuna
45th ICSS

May 15, 2009 Missileer 3

Tech. Sgt. Antonio Parks
45th FSS

Tech. Sgt. Brian Peterson
45th CES

Tech. Sgt Ross Rosenberg
45th SCS

Tech. Sgt. Landon Sarver
451h CES

Tech. Sgt. Bella Smith
45th MlOS

Tech. Sgt. Bradford Spalding
45th (OG

Tech. Sgt. Adam Stern
45th C, iiI r i1 liti Squadron

Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Theakston
45th SW

Tech. Sgt. Timothy Treaier
45th SCS

Tech. Sgt. Scott Trotter
45th Comptroller Squadron

Change of Command
45t1h Space l,\ I,
Cornnmilder Brig, Gen,
Edward L. Bolton Jr.
requests the pleasure
of your company at lhe
45th Operations Group
Sli1r.rIc of Collnlatnd
Ceremony, at which Col.
Bernard Grubnrwill relln
quish lommialtnd to Col.
James Ross, Thursday
al 2 p.,n at tie Base
Thealer, MemlXbrs are
requested to tb: in their
seats by 1:50 p.m. All Ire
for military is uniforml
of the day. for civilians
Is business casual. A
reception will nlmaediale
ly follow the ceremony,
Any questions may i}e
directed to Capt. Brian
Capps at 494 7953.

Tech. Sgt. Amy Tapper
45th SCS

Students have Rocket Day L
- *****.*. ... .. ... W ****

By Chris Bailey
Air itree Assocaiaon
Seventy sludenits and
their chaperones front
Virginia Berllnrul's Model
Rocket program at Croton
HI. in.-iiI.uv School toured
tie Space and Missile
Museum al Cape Canaveral
AFS May 6. They were met
by Curator Emily Perry
and museum volunteers
George Stephenson and
Joe Chtrzassczs who guided
the students through the
various exhibits. The visll
was sponsored by ite Air
Force Association's Cape
Canaveral Chapter.
The following day the

students successfully
launched a rocket at their
school tn the presence
of two Lockheed Martin
engineers: Master Sgts.
Richard DaStlva. r.,-.-rv
Jones. Senior Airman Den
Johnson, Ist LI. Steven
Mercer and Capls. Shawn
Lee and Bill Ferguson of
the 45th Range Operations
Squadron: and Dan
Berlinrut and Will Davis of
the 45th Space Wing Safety
The Model Rocket
I'Pr.'!inj has been funded
with AFA grants for the
past three years. Lockheed
Martin provided a grant to
join the program last year.

Ms. Berllnrut's class at the Space and Missile Museum May 6.

Skylab: America's first orbiting laboratory

By Mark Cleary
45th SW I story QOflce
The International
S SI. iv' Station con
llnues to make head
lines nowadays, but
some Anmericans may
have forgotten that
their country orbited
Its first sIpac sta
lion back in 1973.
Manned operations
alx-ard Amnrica's first



space station didn't
last very long, and
tlat may explain our
forgetfulness. The
facts speak for thenl-
The first of four
Skylab orbiting labo-

oratory emissions lifted
off Complex 39A
May 14. 1973. The
launch vehicle was
a two-stage version
of NASA's power
fil Saturn V moon
rocket. It was lopped
with a specially-outfit
ted 77 ton Saturn FVB-
stage as Its payload,
Another configura
tion based on a less
powerful Saturn I
launch platform had
been proposed car
ier. It required a
l pnii .ll' fitted "wet
workshop" nmmnersed
in a fueled Saturn IVB
upper stage to get it
Into orbit. As events
turned out. officials
had to cancel Apollo
missions 18 'h-1,.11 1
20. so a Saturn V
became available for
the Sk-l.. effort in
May 1973. The space
station was orbited
dry and in full\'y iiiir

led condition.
NASA launched
bhree more %kvl,iIj
missions before the
end of 1973. Only
the first Skyl.ab flight
required a Saturn
V vehicle to 1111 llt
heavy laboratory. A
less powerful Saturnl
IB booster was suf
ficient to cary three
astronauts and their
return vehicle lulo low
Earth orbit on each
of the subsequent
11hIllll Each crew
consisted of a conl
mlander, a pilot and
a "science pilot." All
three manned flights
were launched from
Complex 398.
On May 25, 1973
astronauts Charles
Conrad Jr., Paul Weltz
and Joseph Kerwin
were launched on the
first manned Sk I I
mission. During their
28 day stay aboard

Skylab, they repaired
damages to the sta
ion Skylab had lost
Its sun shade and
one of its solar pan
els hiring its asceut
.May 14. Astronauts
Alan Bean. Jack
Lousma and Owen
Garriolt spent 50 days
alxoard Skylab fol
lowing their laIuich
July 28. Astronauts
Gerald Canr, William
Pogue and iEdward
Gibson rounded out
Skylab inanuned opera-
l.ions with 84 days
In space beginning
Nov. 16, 1973. Taken
il,. 'rlhi. the nine
astronauts spent 171
days aboard the sta
tion and completed
approximately 2,000
hours of scientific and
biomedical experi-
ments. They also
accumulated more
than 42 hours on 10
spacewalks. All the

astronauts returned
safely to Earlh.
Skylab was lefl
In a parking orbit
alter lhe last astro-
nauts departed in
early February 1974.
The station contain
nedl to orbit for the
next five years. NASA
made sonic effort
to save Skylab, but
there never seemed
lo be any funding
for the project. The
stationI friilv hroke
up on reellry and
crash landed in a
remote area between
Esperanee and
Rawlinna. Western
Australia, on July 11,
A second Skylab
station, built as a
backup for the one
that was orbited.
remains on display at
the National Air and
Space Museum in
Washington, D.C.

(left to right) Skylab crew Charles Conrad Jr., Dr.
Joseph Kerwin and Paul Weitz with their Saturn IB
launch vehicle May 4, 1973.

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AF officials announce new discrimination hotline number

By 2nd Lt.
Gina Vacearo
Air )Prce Personnel
Center Public Affairs
(AFNS) The Air Force
Discrimination Hotline
has a new toll free
number that will serve
all active-duty. Guard,
Reserve and civilian
The hotline number
will ensure all ntlaw-
ful discrimination
and sexual harass-
ment concerns are
quickly identified and
"The Air Force is
committed to ensuring
all Airmen have access

lo equal opportunity
resources when they
need them," said Lt.
CoL Stephen Millano,
the director of equal
opportunity opera
Uons at the Air Force
Personnel Center here.
"We want all Airmen to
know the AirForce does
not tolerate unlawful
discrimination. The
new phone number
provides our custom
ers a direct line to an
EO professional."
The new number
streamlines the pro
cess by which indlvid
uals can speak with
an EO professional at
AFPC lo advise and
assist with their con-

cerns and issues. This
will help enforce I he Air
Force "zero tolerance"
policy for unlawful dis
crimination and sexual
harassment and will
increase the effective
ness of antldlscrimina
tion and whistleblower
protection laws.
"Callers will have the
opi ion to remain anon
ymous." the colonel
added. "They will Just
need to provide enough
details to ensure the
concern can be ade
quately addressed."
The new toll free
discrimination hotline
number took effect
Feb. 22. The 1oll free
number Is 888-231-

4058. the commercial
number is 210 565
5214 and the Defense
Switched Network
number is 665-5214.
The staff al equal
opportunity operations
is reminding all units
to update their poli-
cy letters and official
postings 1.0 reflect the
new numtnbcrs.

"Personnel with
questions concerning
equal opportunity mat-
ters are highly encour-
aged to use their chain
of command and/or
local EO office as a
first means to address
all concerns," Colonel
Mllano said. "The hot-
line is available around
the clock to all who

do not have immediate
access to their local
EO office."
For more informa-
tion about the dis-
crimination hotline or
EO call AFPC/DPQ at
210-565 2601 or DSN
665-2601. Or you can
visit AFPC's "Ask" Web
site and search "Equal


FRIDAY Knowing [Lara Robinson, Nicolas Cage) hi 1958. as part
of the medical ion ceremony for a new elementary school. a group of stu-
dents Is asked to draw pictures to be stored in a time capsule. But one
mysterious girl fills her sheel of paper with rows of apparently random
numbers Inslead. Fifty years later, a new generation of students exam
lines the capsule's contents and the girl's cryptic message ends up in
the hands of young Caleb Koestler. But it Is Caleb's father, who makes
the startling discovery thai the encoded message predicts with pinpoint
accuracy the dates, death tolls and coordinates of every major disas-
ter of the past 50 years. Rated PG-13 (disaster sequences, disturbing
images and brief strong language) 121 min

SATURDAY Obsere arnd Report (Seth Rogen. Ray Liotta) At the
Forest Ridge Mall. head of security Romile Barnhardt patrols his juris-
diction with an iron fist while dreaming of the day when he can swap
his flashlight for a badge and a gun. His delusions of grandeur are put
to tihe test when the mall is struck by a flasher. Driven to protect and
serve the mall and its patrons, Ronnie seizes the opportunity to show-
case his undcrapprecaled law enforcement talents on a grand scale.
But his single-minded pursuit of glory launches a turf war with the
equally competitive Detective Harrlson. and Ronnie is confronted with
Ihe challenge of not only catching the flasher, but getting him before
the real cops do. Rated R (pervasive language, graphic nudity, drug use,
sexual content and violence) 86 min

Adults 12 & older 4. children 6 11 $2. children 5 & under are
free. Doors open at 7 p.m. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

6 May 15, 2009 Missileer



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...and Pant!
Participants from organizations across Patrick Air Force
Base formed four-person teams and challenged each other
to some friendly sports competition at the Peddle, Paddle
& Pant Challenge May B at the Outdoor Recreation pavilion.
Teams peddled bicycles for five miles. paddled kayaks for
1000 yards. and ran 1.5 miles The 1st Range Operations
Squadron took first place with a finish time of 29 minutes
and 32 seconds.

i I

Events Calendar

May 15,2009 Missileer 7

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
10 11 12 13 14 15 | InSI' I 16
Armed Forces Adult & Youth Triathlon
Appreciation Day bowl- 7 a.m.
ing special Patrick Fitness Center
Rocket Lanes
Framing class
Intro to Fishing class 9 a.m -4 p.m.
5-6 p.m. Watercolor class
Outdoor Recreation 10 a.m. 2 p m.
Arts & Crafts
Teen Night
7-11 p.m. Sailing class
Youth Center 2-3 30 p.m
Outdoor Recreation
17 18 19 20 21 22 -r-r. .,r. C 23
Sunday Brunch Safe Boater Course Newcomers' Orientation Commander's Call Sponsorship Training 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 Hangar O FP w in.] 10-11 a.m. 6:30-9:30 p.m. 9:30-11:30 p.m.
The Tides Outdoor Recreation A&FRC Ramp Helping children with Youth Center Outdoor Recreation
8:45 am. F -T- deploirrenr
Story Time Monthly 5K Run/1.5 issues Family Day bowling Bowling special
10 a.m. Mile Walk ALS Class 09-05 11 a.m.- noon special 1-7 p.m.
Base Library 7 a.m. (Patrick Fitness graduates Healthy Cooking 11 am, -7 p.m. Rocket Lanes
Center)/7:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Rocket Lanes
ICape) Career Change Asian '_-:.king _1ii.i:] class
10-11 am. 5 p.m. 2-3:30 p.m,
Become a Millionaire A&FRC Outdoor Recreation
11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Spouse Orientation Pajama Story Time
1-3 p.m. 6:15 p m.
A&FRC Base UL,rar
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Sunday Brunch MEMORIAL DAY Deployed Families Asian-Pacific Drawing/ Unlimited Bowling Airman Leadership Saturday Bowling
10 a.m, 1:30 p,m Dinner Essay contest special School Class 09-06 special
The Tides Greenskeeper's 6-7 p.m, Youth Center 2-9 p.m. starts 1-7 p.m.
Revenge Golf A&FRC Rocket Lanes Rocket Lanes
Tournament Beachside Luau 3-Tank Advanced Open
8 a.m. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Water & Nitrox dive
Golf Course Blockhouse Outdoor Recreation

Bingo Rock 'it Glow Bowl
6:15 p.m. 7-10 pm.
The Tides Rocket Lanes

31 Junel 12 3 4 5 6
Story Time 95 Cent special Project Teen Unit Spouse training Wing I:,,Trr Day Scrapbook Workshop
10 a.m. 11 a.m -closing Employment 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Olympiad 10 a.m. noon
Base Library PF'o.'L..ii:. 9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Smooth Move 6:30 a.m Arts & Crafts
A&FRC 9-11 a.m. WarFit Field
Families in the KNOW A&FRC Sailing class
6:30-7:30 p.m. Air Force Sergeants Texas Hold 'em 2-3:30 p.m.
A&FRC Association meeting Welding class 5-10 p.m. Outdoor Recreation
noon -1 p.m 6-8 p 6-.m. The Tides
The Tides Auto Hobby Shop

Bingo Summer Reading
6:15 p.m. Program
To publish events of base-wide interest in future The Tides 6 p.m.
issues, e-mail missileer@patrick.atmil Base Library
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52 years climbing the ladder at the Cape

By Airman Ist Class
David Dobrydney
45th SW Pulic Affairs
It started as just a
temporary job for lhe
Clarson/Ewell Construction
Company at Cape Cana-
veral Air Force Station.
That job, IIn April 1957.
has led l o 52 years on
the job for George "Timn"
Allen, now a contractor for
InDyne. Inc. at the Cape.
"He's a friend to every-
body out here," said Paint
Shop Lead James Doran.
"TIve known Tim for about
30 years, and even since
I've known him whenever

I give hin a job, he works
his hardest to complete It
as quickly and -I',-i.II.I as
Mr Allen, a native of
Stark, Fla., a small lown
located west of Jacksonville.
said of his decision to settle
here. "some of my friends
were already here In Cocoa
and I just decided to stay."
Before he came to the
Space Coast, he worked In
the Jacksonville shipyards,
cleaning rust off of ships.
'Today we sandblast,
but back Ihen we used a
inachine called a butterr
bee' to vtbrale the rust of."

remembered Mr. Allen. He
decided to leave the ship
yards because of Ihe inse
cure nature of the work.
'They'd lay off 500 600 men
per shift. because after a
ship was finished, that was
itt" he said.
Hired by Pan Amn
Airways, a major contractor
for the Air Force at the time,
Mr. AlIen was on his way to
I lomestead Air Force Base,
then under constr-uelon,.
when he decided to lake
the temporary job al Cape
Canaveral. That three week
laborer job soon turned into
a permanent one.

The stories she could write...
Sara Jane Victor admires the pen set given to her by Airman & Family Services Flight Chief
Pamela Jordan, in recognition of her 45 years of volunteer service at the Airman & Family
Readiness Center Wednesday. Mrs. Victor started volunteering the first week her husband,
a former medical commander on Patrick, was on active duty. "I just enjoy helping people,"
she said. "I've always felt we should help the military family. All volunteers are special and
we're united in caring for each other and our country."

'This job was always
dependable." said Mr. Allen.
"I never had to worry about
getting a paycheck."
Soon after starting at
the Cape. In July 1958
Mr. Allen was drafted for
two years of 1IIIiliily ser
vice. Stationed at Fort
McClellan. Ala,. he worked
In a chemical unit, treating
. l.i tnii to resist chemical
weapons. Ile nmialil have
stayed oil when his unit
was extended for one year.
However, President Dwight
Elsenhower rescinded the
order ilh h.ri.ii.l the exien-
sion. "This was right before
the Vietnam War." Mr. Allen
recalled, "and many of us
saw that it was going to
start heating up. so 1 decide
ed to get out."
Out of active duty, that
is. Mr. Allen would go on
to serve for 10 years as a
Military Polee officer hi the
Florida National Guard, and
a further eight years in the
Army Reserve.
Back at the Cape In
1960, Mr. Allen worked
hlls way up the chain.
from working In the Janl
trial staff to becoming a
fuel truck driver, then a
maintenance helper. He
always worked his hard
est to become tie best hi
his shop. Thi nking hack to
his experience in the ship
yard, he said, 'once you get
s,. ii 1t im, you're the last
to get laid offl" In 1976 lhe
reached his current position
as a structural steel painter,
During his time at Cape
Canaveral. Mr. Allen has
seen some Incredible etI it-.
For Instance. he remembers
the day a Poseidon missile
launch went astray. going
over the Cape trailer park
and Into the Banana River
instead of out to sea. "That

George Allen
was i li in iII. especially for
the people In the trailer
park'" he said. Luckily
there were no injuries.
On (he other hand. Mr.
Allen was also around
during the Apollo 1 fire ln
1967 that killed astronauts
Gus Grissom. Edward
White and Roger Chaffee.
"You can .,.-i'i 111\ see me
In the background in the
newsreels when the hears-
es leave." said Mr. Allen.
"Itle whole ( .ip'. lined the
streets. It was a very som
her day."
Today. Mr. Allen oversees
'.II:'lliI i'lllln and i. ill llnui4
on Cape Canaveral for all
.il il lit, from launchpads
to warehouses. Ills shop
just it' III1N finished work
refurbishing Trident Wharf
at Port Canaveral for the
Looking hack al a 52
year career on the Space
Coast, Mr. Allen would do t1
all again. "I wouldn't want
any q'lt htr I..1, because it's
sun.lll Illiiin I can do, and do

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May 15,2009 Missileer 9

Respect: a little bit can go a long way

By Chaplain (Lt.
Col.) Christopher
45th SW Chapel
Our culture often
seems very selfish,
I've noticed this most
especially In traffic.
While It happens thal.
another driver will let
you In when you need
1.0 merge Into traffic.
It happens even more
frequently that driv-
ers won't. In fact, they
may cut you off. or
worse, give you the
finger if they Judge
thai you are going too
slowly. This rudeness
can be found in peo-
pie not rel turning their
grocery cart to the
return area or walking
it back to the store
Instead of just leav-
Ing it In the parking
lot where it can crash
into another car.
I suppose Ihis has
happened over time
because we have
become distant from
one another. If I don'l
know you I don't feel
any connection to
you. If I ant rude to
you In traffic or the
parking lot I figure
Ihal I won't ever see
you or have you con
front me so I don't
care. If I knew that [
would have to sec you
tomorrow face lo face.
I probably would treat
you differently. They
say Ilal small towns
are friendlier. Maybe
that is because people
do have that cornec-
tion with each other.
In the Christian
tradition we say
Ihal all of us are

Ui aplalAns orner
brother and sister to
one another because
of our connection
through Jesus Christ.
Even those who do not
share the Christian
conviction are to be
treated with dignity
because God has such
reverence for them.
We should follow in
the footsteps of Christ
who cared for all peo-
ple, regardless of how
close they were to him
in kinship or nalton-
ality. Sadly, many of
us who profess to be

Christians don't follow
this example.
One of the fruits of
seeing each person
as a brother or sister
is that I am more at
peace. You are not a
threat to me or some-
one that I have to
game. Instead. I see
you as valuable and
precious. If something
good happens to you
I can rejoice. If some-
thing bad happens to
you I can mourn with
you or assist you. I
don't need to feel jeal-
ous at your success or
fortune. That quality
we call humility,
Too often humility
has been viewed as
putting yourself down.
That is not true humil
ity. True humility says
that [ know I am valui
able and precious, but
I also know Ihat you
are loo. Everything
doesn't have to revolve


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 1 :15 a.m. at the Education
Center for pre- K 6th grade. Youth
Ministry for 7th-8th grade, 10:15-
11:15 a.m. at the Education cen
ter: for 9th 12th grade 6 8 p.m. al.
the Shark Center,

Sunday: 9 a.m. Traditional

around me. My world
is richer because you
are In it, not poorer,
If we espouse genuine
humillliy In all of our
dealings with others it
is amazing whal good
things can happen.
When I am truly
humble I am also
respectful of myself
and respectful of you.
This respect leads me
to honor those who
are elderly and don't
move as quickly as I
do. This respect hon
ors children and is
willing to love them.
but also gently dis-
cipline them so that
they might grow in
respect for each olher
and those in authority.
I respect even those
who are different from
me and those who
aren't friendly with
While I know it is
hard to prove that
there is a payback to

Worship in the Seaside Chapel.
1 1 a.m. Praise and Worship
Service in the South Patrick
Wednesday: 5:15 p.m. Family
Nighl meal and study al South
Patrick Chapel.

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

Tuesday: 6 7 p.m. Islanltc
studies, South Chapel. room 105,
For Islamic worship services, con-
tacl Marvin Hagan at 254 6727
or the Islamic Society of Brevard
County at 984 4]29.

being humble in your
dealings with others.
I would suggest trying
it. You may not notice
much of a change in
how people treat you
initially, but 1 am con
fident that you will in
lime. But even if you
don't. you will be a
better person for it.

Pul yourself in your
neighbor's shoes for a
day. Anticipate their
needs. Think of ways
that you can show
each person you meet
how important they
are. If nothing else,
you will baffle people
with kindness. Have

10 May 15, 2009 Missileer


Staff Sgt. Christopher Amor
45th Security Forces Squadron

Reason for nomination
"Overall dedication to leadership and unit. Superb
NCO and Patrolhnan. Hand selected/completed base
ATFP Vulnerability Assessment (worked 50+ hours).
Worked car wash for Annual Awards Banquet. Chosen
to drive for the Command Chief Master Sergeant dur-
ing unit immersion. Selected to go to Camp Geurnsey,
'A\vo'inli to instruct pre deployment training for Air
Force/non--.- iil i v Forces personnel. Solid defender."
Senior Master Sgt Michael Chnmbers, 45th SFS

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

What Is your hometown?
El Paso, Texas.

What's your favorite motto or words you live/work
"It is what it Is. We all have to die someday, so live
life to the fullest and with minimal regrets."

What Inspired you to go beyond the call of duty?
"I want to be a I Pi..ilrv influence within the unit."

Why do you serve?
"I serve for the benefits the military provides lIi vly
son and me, the travel, and to serve my country."

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12 May 15, 2009 Missileer

Lighting restrictions
Extinguish all non-essential lighting interiorr
and exterior) between 2100 and 0600 hours from
1 May to 31 October. sea turtle nesting season.
The 45th SW has worked hard to prevent viola
lions of the Endangered Species Act: continued
success is dependent on you.

Office closures
The following 451h Force Support Squadron
offices will be closed for an official function
today from 11 a.m. until the end of the duty day:
Civilian Personnel, Airman Family Readiness
Center. Ed Center (unless testing Is scheduled).
Military Personnel will be minimally manned
during this time. Phone numbers will be posted
at applicable entrances for emergency contact

Armed Forces Appreciation Day
The Tides Collocated Club will pay special
tribute to active duty, and active guard/reserve
personnel at the Armed Forces Appreciation
Day celebration today at the Shark lHut. "Flight
Risk" band will host an "Open Mike Night" from
4 to 8 p.m. The event, sponsored by Universal
Studios, will feature free grilled chicken and hot
dogs while they last. Serving time begins at 4:30
p.m. Door prizes will be given away, including
Universal Studios theme park passes make
sure you pick up your door prize ticket. Active
duty, and active guard/reserve personnel must
be present to win. Spouses of deployed person
nel may participate and claim a prize on behalf
of their deployed spouse (only one prize per per-
sonl. For more information, call 494 4013. (No
federal endorsement of sponsor intended.)

Introduction to Fishing Class
Outdoor Recreation will hold an Introduction
lo Fishing class today from 5 to 6 p.m, The class
is geared to teach you the basics of fishing in
the Banana River. Topics include rod selection.
line. bait & tackle, seasons, bag limits, and the
most popular places to fish. Cost is 810 per per
son. arnd there is no charge for youth ages 12-17
attending with a parent. For more information
and to register, call 494-2042.

Enlisted Scholarship Award
The Space Coast Top 3 Enlisted Scholarship
Is open to enlisted personnel. E 1 through E 5,
assigned to Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral
AFS who are in pursuing continued education.
The application, which is available through
your First Sergeant or Superintendent. must
be typed and submitled to Master Sgt. Richard

Alien, richard.allen@patrick,, by close of
business Monday. The Scholarship Committee
will rate each submission based on content, sen-
tence structure and impact. One winner of $300
scholarship will be announced at tie June Top 3
meeting. Please ensure each application is signed
by the candidate's supervisor and First Sergeant
in the space provided.

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 Ihis
summer at Patrick Air Force Base. Orientation
will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Dental
Clinic conference room. Contact the Red Cross at
494-8318 to register for the session,

Adult & Youth Triathlon
The Patrick AFB Fitness Center will host an
Adult & Youth Triathlon Saturday, starting at 7
a.m. (safety briefing at 6:30 a.m.). The event will
consist of a swim in the lap pool, followed by a
bicycle ride and ending with a run. The distances
for each event will vary depending on age groups.
Children interested In participating can use the
lap pool for practice prior to the event. Children
age 15 years and younger must be accompanied
by a parent or legal guardian who will maintain
interactive supervision while thle child is utilizing
the pool. Registration is required by Wednesday.
All participants must provide their own swim
wear, towels, bicycle, bicycle helmet, and running
shoes. Ribbons will be given to the first, second
and third place male and female finishers in each
age group. For more information, call 494-3186,

Stamping Workshop
The Ails & Crafts Center will hold a "Girls'
Night Out" stamping workshop May 21 from 5
to 7 p.m. Cost Is only 815 and includes all sup
plies necessary to make four completed prod-
ucts. Refreshments will be served. Registrallon is
required by Monday. For more Information. call
494 4270.

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

Just for Girls Night
Youth Programs will host a "Just for Girls
Night" May 22. from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. It's
"Pajama & Spa Night." for girls ages 9-12. There
is no charge for members. Cost for non-members
Is 85. Registration is required by Wednesday.
For more Information and to register, call 494-

Museum Open House
The Valiant Air Command Warbird Museun
will be hosting an open house Memorial Day
Weekend, May 23 25. There will be free admis
sion lo Ihe museum for all military, active or
retired. Also. all Brevard County residents will
be admitted free. ID is required. The hours of
the open house will be 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Food and
refreshments will be available. The museum Is
located at 6600 Tico Road at the Space Coast
Regional Airport. For more infonnatonr call 321

Summer Golf Special
Would you like to play a lot of golf for just
a little bit of money? Check out the Manatee
Cove Golf Course's Summer Special. For $106
you can purchase a summer pass that allows
you to play unlimited rounds of golf from
Memorial Day tlunu Labor Day, That's just
1 per day. Cost includes unlimited greens
fees. Participants must pay for a cart, but are
allowed to walk. and this special is valid after
9:30 a.m. daily. The special is not valid for
league or tournament players. For more infor-
mation, call 494-GOLF.

Greenskeeper's Revenge Golf
The Manatee Cove Golf Course will host
a Greenskceper's Revenge Memorial Day 4
Person Scramble May 25. with an 8 a.m. shol-
gun start. This will be an 18-hole, 4-person
team scramble (sign up as a 4- person team).
The superintendent can sel the course up
anyway hie wants, Team handicap will be 15
percent of team total. Ties will be determined
starting with the #1 handicap hole. Cost Is
828 for Annual Pass players. $31 for Annual
Fee players. $37 for Punch Card Holders
(optional punch), and $42 for all others. Save
$5 by signing up by May 18. Cost Includes
cart, greens fee. and awards. Participants
must have a USGA handicap or play scratch,
Gift certificates will be awarded to the top
25 percent of teams. Sign up now in the pro
shop. Payment must be made at time of regis
tration. Deadline for registration Is May 22, no
refunds after that date. For more information,
call 494 GOLF.

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Help for homeowners

By 1st Lt.
Sarah Bateman
Assistant StaffJudge
The lHomeowners
Assistance Program
aiding mllttary metl
hers who must sell
their home has been
expanded. In the past,
only members who
were forced to move
because of base clo-
sure qualified to have
the government off-
set financial losses in
selling their homes.
Under the new expan-
sion. warriors In tran
sitlon (30 percent or
greater disability and
moving for medical
Real ment or retire

menll and spouses of
fallen soldiers as well
as members who PCS
also qualify. The tnclu
slon of warriors in
transition and spous
es Is permanent. but
Ihe provisions for PCS
moves expire Sept. 30,
If you are moving,
your new base must
he 50 miles from your
current base to qual-
Ify. your house must
be your primary rest-
dence. and you must
have bought your
house before July 1,
2006, You can choose
between either a cash
payment up to the dif
ference between 95
percent of the home's

prior value and the cur
rent fair market value
or to have the govern-
ment buy the house at
a price not to exceed
90 percent of prior fair
market value, or the
amount of the out
standing mortgages,
The fair market value
of your home is NOT
automatically the price
at which you bought
and sold it. The DOD is
currently establishing
guidelines on determin-
Itg fair market value.
Guidelines should be
released in the near
future. Applications are
currently being accept-
ed but will not be pro
cessed until the guide-
lines are released.

Supposing you
bought a house on
Merritt Island at a
fair market value of
$200.000 In August
2006. and In May 2009
Its fair market value
was $170,000: under
option one, you would
receive up to $20.000
and under option two
the government would
buy your house for
8180.000 or pay off 90
percent of your mort-
If you have ques-
tions on this pro-
gram. please make
an appointment with
an attorney by calling
494-7357. Legal assis-
tance appointments
are available Tuesdavs
from I to 3:30 p.m.
and Thursdays front 9
to 11:30 p.m.

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