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Vol. 51 No. 28 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. July 17, 2009


DEOMI Symposium
addresses
Cross-Cultural
Competence
3

Changes of
Command
Col. Florence A.
Valley, 45th Medical
Group Change of
Command to Col.
Corinne Naughton
today at 10 a.m.
at the Base Theater.

Col. Scott
Henderson,
45th Launch
Group Change of
Command to
Col. Lee Rosen
Thursday, July 23
at 9 a.m. at
Hangar R, CCAFS

Presiding Officer:
Brig. Gen. Edward
L. Bolton, Jr.


45th MDG receives

'Outstanding'
Col. Florence Valley, retiring today,45th Medical Group
Commander, receives accolades and a certificate of completion
from Col. Lynn Johnson, Health Services Inspection (HSI) Team
Chief. The Medical Group received a score of 94 and an
overall "OUTSTANDING" rating from the HSI last Friday.
The inspectors reviewed over 1,500 compliance items covering
16 specific areas. "The 45th Medical Group received the highest
score given out by the HSI in the last six years I've been inspect-
ing," stated Col. Johnson, "it could be longer."
The Medical Group was also inspected by the Accreditation
Association for Ambulatory Health Care, a civilian agency.
The 45th Medical Group will receive word in about six weeks if
they will receive a full three-year accreditation from the AAAHC.


,ouriesy rnro)


101 CDS


motorcycle


safety

Staff Sgt. Chad Goff, 45th Space Wing,
leads a group of riders on an hour-long
mentorship ride Wednesday afternoon,
stressing motorcycle safety riding skills.
Sponsored by the Wing Safety Office, this
event is part of the 101 Critical Days of
Summer campaign. Motorcycles were
evaluated to see that they were in safe riding
condition, personal protective equipment was
checked and a safety briefing was given
by Tech. Sgt. Charles Haywood,
wing deployment manager.


Air Force Space Command: delivering space and missile

capabilities to America and its warfighting commands


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


July 17, 2009


Vol. 51 No. 28





2 July 17, 2009 Missileer


VIQWP0INITs


Patience goes with perseverance


http://www.patrick.af.mil


Missileer staff


By Brig. Gen.
Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
Commander 45th Space Wing

The old saying "patience is a
virtue" rings true over the past
month as we persevere with our
mission on the Eastern Launch
Range. Patience is one of those
qualities that may not come easy
to you. For most of us, it is a
learned characteristic, but it is
an important one to have in the
launch world, especially with
Florida's summer weather.
We must remember to look at
the big picture and keep the over-
all Space Wing mission in mind.
The launch environment is not
the only place in which patience is


From the top


a necessary quality. Military mem-
bers and families facing an upcom-
ing deployment need patience
and courage as well. Our mission
allows you to practice the patience
you may need further down the
road.
We all work extremely hard to
ensure perfection in the range,
our missions, and in our personal
lives because as 14th Air Force
Commander Lt. Gen. Larry James
is fond of saying, "perfection is the
standard."
We have always maintained per-
fection as the standard and will


continue to maintain that high
standard, which calls for patience
at times from everyone. We all
understand that every aspect of
the launch can go right and that
one tiny flaw can halt the entire
mission. But we all realize that our
hard work will pay off eventually.
You are good at what you do.
You are the best! I thank you for
that and ask for your continued
patience in the launch environ-
ment because without you, we
could not do what we do. You will
reap the benefits of your dedica-
tion to the mission as we reflect on
that old saying.
Patience really is one of the best
qualities to have. Thank you for
your continued service.


Sharing responsibility as a Wing


Lt. Col. William Cannon
Commander,
45th Security Forces Squadron

It certainly comes as no news to
anyone that the Inspector General
will be visiting Patrick AFB in the
near future. With that in mind,
the wing is currently in a sprint
to ensure we put our best foot for-
ward during the upcoming inspec-
tion. An essential portion of that
preparation involves exercises.
These recent base-wide exercises
have undoubtedly affected many
of you. They will continue to fre-
quently occur because they are
essential in guaranteeing response
forces such as Security Forces,
Fire Department and Explosive
Ordinance Disposal personnel
have adequate opportunities to
hone critical skill sets.
Unfortunately, many people
develop an attitude of indiffer-
ence towards these exercises and
lament them as nothing more
than a hassle in their already


Commander's Corner

demanding day. There is no ques-
tion that at times, these exercises
can be burdensome. However,
the wing as a whole must strive
to approach them with a positive
mind-set. As part of this, individu-
als must be willing to act as team
players. This requires participation
from not only the response forces
on scene, but from the base popu-
lace as a whole.
Each of you plays a vital role in
ensuring a satisfactory and safe
outcome during real world events,
inspection scenarios, and exercise
situations. The familiar adage is
that "every Airmen is a sensor",
and that could not be more true.
Everyone must remain vigilant and
aware of his or her surroundings,
and the exercises directed from
the wing help us to sharpen our
senses.
Should you see a suspicious
package or an individual engaging


in questionable conduct, rather
than nonchalantly thinking it is
just an exercise and security forces
will handle it, you need to take
responsibility.
The training the wing is con-
ducting will not reap benefits
unless everyone approaches it with
the correct mentality. Personnel
should treat these scenarios much
the same way they would real-
world events. We all have a day-to-
day responsibility to alert compe-
tent authorities of behavior outside
the norm, and this holds true dur-
ing exercises.
In addition to acting as a sen-
sor, some of you may be required
to play a role in blocking traffic or
maintaining a cordon. Should an
SF member pull your identification
card and instruct you to assist,
you are accountable to perform
those duties to the best of your
ability.
Teamwork and a positive
demeanor will go a long way
towards the success of this wing.


Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
45th Space Wing Commander
Mr. Brad Swezey
Chief of Public Affairs
2nd Lt. Karl Wiest
Deputy Chief of Public Affairs
2nd Lt. Trisha Guillebeau
Chief of Internal Information
Master Sgt. Robert Burgess
NCOIC
Mr. Chris Calkins
Editor
Mrs. Teresa Christopher
Mrs. Juanita McNeely
Layout Coordinators
Mrs. Jennifer Macklin
Mr. John Connell
Photographers
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INEWS July 17, 2009 Missileer 3


Total Force Cross-Cultural Competence


examined at DEOMI symposium


By Bryan Ripple
DEOMI Public Affairs
Officer

On June 30 and
July 1, nearly 100
DOD and govern-
ment leaders, prac-
titioners, operators,
and researchers
joined together
at the Defense
Equal Opportunity
Management Institute
(DEOMI) to dis-
cuss the importance
of Cross-Cultural
Competence (3C)
relating to the effec-
tiveness of our Total
Force.
Cross-Cultural
Competence refers
to the capability one
possesses to effective-
ly interact with others
from different cultures
or background regard-
less of the culture


to which they must
adapt. The idea is to
provide a more cultur-
ally adaptive military
and civilian force.
This cultural adept-
ness and adaptabil-
ity refers not only to
interactions within the
international context,
but is also a vital per-
formance determinant
for effective leadership
and teamwork within
our own diverse orga-
nizations.
The event was a
Defense Department
symposium with the
theme of, "The Role
of Cross-Cultural
Competence (3C) in
Organizational and
Mission Success."
The event was co-
sponsored by the
Office of the Under
Secretary of Defense
for Personnel and


Readiness and the
U.S. Air Force.
The Personnel and
Readiness spon-
sor was Mrs. Gail
McGinn, Deputy
Under Secretary
of Defense (Plans),
performing the
duties of the Under
Secretary of Defense
(Personnel and
Readiness).
Although she is
currently perform-
ing the duties of
the P&R position,
her other job is the
Defense Department's
Senior Language
Authority-responsi-
ble for overseeing the
Defense Language and
Culture program. This
experience has given
Mrs. McGinn the
opportunity to see
first-hand the
importance of


understanding the
impact of cultural
diversity in virtually
everything DOD does.
"The Services have
been working on the
importance of cultural
capabilities for our
Total Force for several
years, and I applaud
them for taking the
initiative to provide
the requisite train-
ing and education
for their members in
order to meet their
operational require-
ments," said Mrs.
McGinn. "However,
this symposium offers
us a unique oppor-
tunity to take stock
of what is already
being done, to iden-
tify those best prac-
tices that have proven


See DEOMI,
page 4


DEOMI photo/SFC Brian Rhodes
Maj. Gen. Robert Allardice, Director, Strategy,
Plans and Policy, Headquarters U.S. Central
Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.,
discusses his personal experiences
concerning cross-cultural differences
during a TDY in which he visited with leaders
from seven different countries in eight days in
the CENTCOM AOR.


Someone to

look up to

During a tour of the 45th Space Wing
Tuesday, members of the Indian River Habitat
for Humanity Prep Club spent part of their
day visiting the Defense Equal Opportunity
Management Institute. The group also spent
time with the 45th SW Fire Department, toured
the Professional Development Center and got
to eat lunch at the award-winning Riverside
Dining Facility. "The time spent touring these
facilities definitely made an impression on the
children, said Deb Parcher, Americorp VISTA
Resource Coordinator. "I want to thank each of
you for giving back to your community today,"
she said.Resource Coordinator.


fnolo Dy iecn. bgt. Lisa Luse


Attention: North and

Central Housing

Residents Only

Starting Aug. 3, Florida City Gas
will begin installing gas meters on all
housing units. Access to the inside of
your home will be required.
Hunt Pinnacle will be holding a
briefing at the Base Theater, Building
431, Thursday, July 23 at 6 p.m.
to explain the process, scheduling
entry into your home, outages, and to
answer questions. Please mark your
calendar and plan to attend!
For more information, call 610-8919.





4 July 17, 2009 Missileer


DEOMI symposium examines Cultural Competence


DEOMI,
from page 3
their worth on both
the training fields
and the battlefields,
and to build on those
successes to address
the challenges and
opportunities of
today's global security
environment," she
said.
The senior mili-
tary leader and U.S.
Air Force co-spon-
sor was Air Force Lt.
Gen. (sel) Robert R.
Allardice, the Director
of Strategy, Plans and
Policy, Headquarters
U.S. Central
Command, MacDill


Air Force Base, Fla.
The general ad-
dressed what he
views the role that 3C
plays in today's mili-
tary.
"As we engage in the
world today, much
like we have the past
couple of centuries,
our capacity to iden-
tify the challenges
in each individual
culture; to be able
to interact within;
and then embrace
the challenges of
the day to create an
effect requires us to
understand the cul-
ture of both the target
country and our own


culture so that we
can better be able to
accomplish what we
need," Gen. Allardice
said. "Our purpose
here is to identify the
competencies required
at each level of the
military for us to
train as we prepare
to better interact as
we embrace foreign
cultures."
One of the DOD's
leading researchers
in the area of cross-
cultural competency
today is Dr. Daniel P.
McDonald, who is the
Executive Director for
DEOMI's Research,
Development and


Strategic Initiatives.
He believes that this
event held at DEOMI
was the perfect forum
to bring the Services
and DOD together
in order to forge
the strategic way
ahead.
"We socialized the
concept of 3C with
the senior leadership,
practitioners and sci-
entists in attendance,
by defining how 3C
can impact our
organizational and
operational successes.
The group also dis-
cussed the syner-
gistic relationship of
3C to EO/EEO and


Diversity Management
initiatives, and the
development of lan-
guage proficiency
and regional exper-
tise. Discussion
also centered on the
role of 3C in DOD
and Interagency
concepts and
operations such as
Irregular Warfare and
Counterinsurgency
Operations, to name
a few," Dr. McDonald
said.
"On the second day,
symposium attend-
ees were organized
into working groups
to capture their ideas
regarding how 3C may


best be institutional-
ized across the DOD
processes as a mis-
sion-critical capabil-
ity. Implementation
strategies such as
research, education,
training, and leader-
ship development
were examined,"
noted Dr. McDonald.
"We had the right
mix of people at the
table to present ideas
for how 3C may be
integrated into our
human capital strat-
egies and practices
in order to ensure a
more adaptive, cultur-
ally capable, future
force."


http://www.patrick.af.mil






First Term Airmen


July 17, 2009 Missileer 5

Photos by 2nd Lt. Trisha Guillebeau


Steven Correa, MDG Raul Delgado, SF
Hometown: Miami, FL Hometown: Las Cruces, NM
Joined military for: Always liked Joined military for:
and respected the military and To start a career.
wanted to be part of something great.


Javier Palacios, CE
Hometown: Cocnut Creek, FL
Joined military for:
Education and to see the world.


Ashley Parrish, MDG
Hometown: Connersville, ID
Joined military for:
To better myself and my family.


Billy Gann, MDG
Hometown: Grainger County, TN
Joined military for:
Patriotism and to serve my country.


Britney Rule, AFTAC
Hometown: Cheraw, SC
Joined military for:
Great job opportunity.


Andrew Guajardo, OSS
Hometown: Saipan, MP
Joined military for:
To protect and serve my country.


Lisa Tillman, AFTAC
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Joined military for:
I have a military background and
family tradition of service.


Cameron Young, AFTAC
Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Joined military for: Broaden my
experiences through travel




6 July 17, 2009 Missileer


Apollo 15 Mission marks many firsts


By Mark C. Cleary
45th Space Wing
History Office

Manned space mis-
sions tend to be joint-
service/joint-agency
affairs, but the vari-
ous military branches
like to crow about
their own people from
time to time. So it
was that the AFETR
Historian at Patrick
AFB couldn't resist
recording an impor-
tant fact in his FY
1972 history. The first
Apollo mission crewed
entirely by Air Force
astronauts lifted off
Complex 39A on July
26, 1971.
Colonel David Scott
commanded the mis-
sion (Apollo 15), and
Lieutenant Colonel
James Irwin served as
the Lunar Module's
pilot. Major Alfred
Worden remained
aboard the Command
Module as it orbited
the Moon, but he
became the first
astronaut in history
to operate NASA's new
Scientific Instrument
Module (SIM). He
used the SIM's suite
of cameras, spec-
trometers, and a laser
altimeter to map the
lunar surface. He also
completed a space-
walk to retrieve cam-
era cassettes during
Apollo 15's trip back
to Earth.
Apollo 15 was the
first of NASA's longer
duration "J" missions.


It featured the first
Lunar Rover opera-
tions, which let the
astronauts cover a
lot more ground than
their colleagues cov-
ered during previous
Moon landings.
Astronauts Scott
and Irwin landed near
Hadley rill about four
days after lift-off, and
they spent nearly
67 hours in an area
known as the Palus
Putredinus or "Marsh
of Decay." The astro-
nauts were outside
the Lunar Lander a
total of 181/2 hours,
and they drove to the
base of Mount Hadley
Delta twice during
the mission. They
conducted a number
of experiments and
brought back about
170 pounds of lunar
material.
Late on the third
day, Scott and Irwin
packed up and blast-
ed off to rendezvous
with the Command
Module. Once they
transferred the sam-
ples and other equip-
ment, the astronauts
jettisoned the Lunar
Module to lighten
their load for the
return to Earth.
During their last
day in lunar orbit, the
crew released a small
lunar sub satellite,
PFS-1, to gather
data on charged par-
ticles and magnetic
fields.
The Department
of Defense Manned


Courtesy Photo
Apollo 15 was the first of NASA's longer duration "J" missions. It featured the first Lunar Rover
operations, which let the astronauts cover a lot more ground than their colleagues covered
during previous Moon landings.


Space Flight Support
Office (DDMS) at
Patrick AFB coordi-
nated recovery forces
worldwide for Apollo
15's splashdown in
the Pacific Ocean.
USS Okinawa was on
station in the Pacific,
but USS Austin was
on duty in the West
Atlantic just in case
Apollo 15 had to come
down in the Atlantic's


Earth-orbital recovery
zone. The Okinawa
had three recovery
and two support heli-
copters to secure the
Command Module
and retrieve the crew
after splashdown,
and a host of other
assets were available
(including four HC-
130 Hercules aircraft)
to handle contingen-
cies farther away.


The astronauts
splashed down safely
at 2046 Greenwich
Mean Time on August
7, 1971. A recovery
helicopter flew the
crew back to the
Okinawa about 39
minutes later, and
the astronauts were
flown to Hickam AFB,
Hawaii, on the 8th.
Following a brief wel-
coming ceremony, the


three were flown to
Ellington AFB, Texas,
concluding the mis-
sion. The Command
Module was retrieved,
deactivated and
delivered to Downey,
California, on August
20, 1971. It is pres-
ently on display at
the National Museum
of the Air Force at
Wright-Patterson AFB
in Dayton, Ohio.


http://www.patrick.af.mil


SHistory Highlights




July 17, 2009 Missileer 7


Protecting yourself from lightning


By William P. Roeder
45th Weather
Squadron

You probably know
that we live in the
lightning capital of the
United States, but did
you know that light-
ning kills more people
in Florida than nearly
all other weather
combined? You've no
doubt heard about
the recent lightning
casualty in Brevard
County. Here is how
to protect yourself
from lightning while
at Patrick AFB or
Cape Canaveral AFS.
Pay attention to the
lightning alerts issued
by 45th Weather
Squadron. The fore-
casters at the Weather
Squadron use the
most sophisticated
weather sensors in
the world, 24/7/365,
to protect the most
important resource
of the Eastern Range
- you. The most vital
component of this
protection is the two-
phased lightning alert
system.
A 'Phase-1 Lightning
Watch' is issued when
a thunderstorm is
threatening. It means


lightning is expected
to occur within five
nautical miles of the
location(s) specified in
the alert. This Phase-
1 Lightning Watch
is issued up to 30
minutes before the
lightning occurs to
give you time to take
action. It is your first
alert that lightning
will become a danger
soon.
Why do we warn
of lightning that may
be five miles away?
Because lightning can
easily strike several
miles between flashes.
Five nautical miles
is about six "normal"
statute miles.
A 'Phase-2 Lightning
Warning' means light-
ning is imminent or
occurring within five
nautical miles of the
specified location(s).
The Phase-2 Lightning
Warning means you
are now in danger. Go
to a safe place imme-
diately, or stay there
if you are already in a
safe place.
The Phase-1
Lightning Watches
and Phase-2 Lightning


and our mission part-
ners. Patrick AFB is
one of the locations.
In addition, the
Cape Canaveral AFS
locations are Pad-
40/41, ITL/Pad-20/
Pad-37, Industrial
Area, Pad-36/Pad-46,
Pad-17, and the Port.
Other locations
include five facilities
on Kennedy Space
Center, the Joint
Stars facility at the
Melbourne airport,
and the Astrotech
facility in Titusville.
The lightning alerts
will be cancelled when
lightning is no lon-
ger a threat. Do not
consider the lightning


threat to have ended
simply because you
no longer hear thun-
der, as more storms
may be on the way.
When you hear a
Phase-1 Lightning
Watch or Phase-2
Lightning Warning for
your location, follow
local safety proce-
dures. If you do not
have local procedures,
develop them ASAP!
In the mean time, the
following procedures
can be useful.
Under a Phase-
1 Lightning Watch,
if outside and near
a place that will be
safe from lightning,
finish mission essen-


tial activities quickly
and go inside. If
not doing mission
essential activities,
go inside quickly. If
not near a safe place,
cease activity and
head there immedi-
ately. If inside, stay
there.
Places safe from
lightning include large
fully enclosed build-
ings with wiring and
plumbing. However,
keep away from
corded telephones,
electrical devices and
wiring, and plumb-
ing. Vehicles with
solid metal roofs and
solid metal sides also
provide a lot of safety


from lightning.
Under a Phase-2
Lightning Warning,
you are in danger. Go
to a safe place imme-
diately! If in a safe
place, stay there.
If your unit would
like lightning safety
training, contact
the 45th Weather
Squadron at 45wscc@
patrick.af.mil.
More information
on lightning safety is
available at www.light-
ningsafety.noaa.gov.
Listen for and react to
the Phase-1 Lightning
Watches and Phase-2
Lightning Warnings as
if your life depends on
it. It does!




8 July 17, 2009 Missileer


Are you ready for some football?


Staff Sgt. Patrick McPherson, CE
quarterback, tries to dance around an
AFTAC defender during this week's
pre-season flag football tourney. Games
are played at 6 and 7 p.m. Tuesday
- Thursday nights at WarFit Field here
on Patrick Air Force Base. Come on out
and support your favorite team! This
is a Commander's Cup program and
points will be awarded. Please review the
Commander's Cup program guide at our
web site at GoPatrickFL.com for details.


Mr. Leo Johnson, a CE fireman,
knows exactly what to do when he
gets the ball in his hands head
toward the goal line. Playoffs will
begin the week of Sept. 7 with a
double elimination playoff format
being used. Any "singles" who
want to join a team need to call
Mr. Rafael "Chez" Sanchez,
494-4947. All active duty
personnel, active duty reservists
assigned to base units, adult
family members 18 years or older,
DOD civilians, NAF employees and
permanent contractor personnel
employed at Patrick AFB and
Cape Canaveral AFS are eligible
to participate.


http://www.patrick.af.mil




July 17, 2009 Missileer 9


5K is A-OK


Photo by Chris Kraus
Chief Master Sgt. William Green, left, 45th Mission Support Group
Superintendent, and Senior Master Sgt. Michael Chambers, 45th
Security Forces Squadron, beat feet in last week's 5K "Commander's
Cup" run. Make sure you sign up and earn some points for your
unit when the next 5K "Beach run" is held 7 a.m. Aug. 13 at the
Blockhouse. The Cape's run will begin 7:30 a.m. the same day at the
fitness center.









Religion and happiness


By Chaplain
(Lt. Col.) John Baker
45th SW Chapel

I begin with a bit of
self-disclosure. I don't
have a religious bone
in my body. But this
doesn't mean that I'm
not a devout Christian
and happy due to my
faith in Christ.
The problem for
scientists with my
statement is reli-
gious beliefs cannot
be empirically tested,
you know, physically
tested, measured, or
controlled.
It does not mean,
however, that the con-
sequences of having
religious faith, par-
ticipating in religious
life, or searching for
the sacred cannot be
studied.
Indeed, a growing
body of psychological
science is suggesting
that religious folks are
happier (http://www.
psychologytoday.com/
basics/happiness),
healthier, and recover
better after traumas
than nonreligious
ones.
Consider two exam-
ples that psychologists
have learned from
studying how religion
helps the individual.
If you are having seri-
ous cardiac surgery
you receive strength
and comfort from your
religious faith, and
you'll be almost three
times more likely to
be alive six months
later.


Second, 47 percent
of people who report
attending religious
services several times
a week describe them-
selves as "very happy
(http://www.psychol-
ogytoday.com/basics/
happiness), versus 28
percent of those who
attend less than once
a month.
The trouble is
researchers don't
really know why this
is true. They do know
that people of faith
have:

social and emo-
tional support from
other members

affirmation of
their identities, val-
ues, and lifestyle

reinforcement of
their meaning in life
(e.g., "We are more
than just a momen-
tary blip in the uni-
verse")

comfort in the
face of hard times

distraction
from stresses and
hassles


compassion for
those less fortunate

inspiration, awe,
and hope (e.g., "I can
do this," "I'm stirred
to go help someone
today or forgive my
enemy or save the
planet."

a sense of control
and strength to cope
with challenges

and likely much
more.

The problem with
scientists research-
ing God is always the
same. Scientist's want
to bring the empirical


to measure the divine
and this is just not
possible.
Two scriptures
come to mind here
- "he that comes to
God must believe that
he is..." and "the wind
blows where it will
and you do not know
where it comes or
where it going."
I cannot prove God
and I cannot control
him either.
The one thing I
do know is in the
midst of my sadness
I have found happi-
ness because of Chrisi
Jesus.
Scientists cannot
measure the heart.


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Golf Course
Open to Public
The Manatee Cove
Golf Course is now
open to the public.
Civilians who want
to play on the course
can download a
base access applica-
tion form at www.
GoPatickFL.com and
fax or e-mail the form
to the golf course.
For more informa-
tion, call 494-GOLF.

Rediscover Golf
Special
Patrick AFB would
like to invite golf-
ers to "Rediscover
Golf at Manatee Cove
Golf Course" for free!
Pay just $45 and
get unlimited greens
fees for one calendar
month.
After that, if you
decide to join for an
entire year, the golf
course will knock the
$45 off your annual
golf pass and start
your new subscription
the day you join.
This promotion
is valid for new or
returning golfers
who were not a prior
discount cardholder
(annual pass/fee/
punch card) within
the past 12 months.
Special is valid thru
Oct 31, 2009.
For more informa-
tion, call 494-GOLF.

Happy Birthday
Golfers
The Manatee Cove
Golf Course offers a
free round of golf with
cart on your birthday.


If you are
already an Annual
Greens Fee Holder
(AGF), you will receive
a free cart rental (free
rounds/carts are good
on birth date only -
must show ID).
Then, any other day
in your birth month,
golfers play for free
with cart when they
bring in a threesome
that pays regular
priced green and cart
fees.
For more informa-
tion, call 494-GOLF.


\' Guest Rate
SSpecial
The Manatee Cove
Golf Course has a
great guest rate spe-
cial. Your guests can
play 18 holes with
greens fee and cart for
only $30.
For more informa-
tion, call 494-GOLF.


Foursome
Special
The Manatee Cove
Golf Course has


a fantastic special
for foursomes, valid
anytime after 11 a.m.
For just $100, your
foursome will get
18 holes of golf with
greens fees, carts and
range balls.
The special includes
lunch. If you play
before 3 p.m., you get
your choice of a club
sandwich or a cheese-
burger combo.
After 3 p.m., you
get your choice of any
pre-made sandwich
or salad. Guests are


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also included in this
special.
For more informa-
tion, call 494-GOLF.

Refer a Friend
to the Golf
Course
If you refer a new
Annual Pass Holder
to the Manatee Cove
Golf Course you
will receive one
of the following: Pro
Shop merchandise
gift certificate, eight
golf cart rentals for


18 holes, or a range
card worth 32 buckets
of balls.
All three choices
have a $96 value.
If you refer
an Annual Fee
Cardholder, you will
receive one half the
incentive value of the
Annual Pass Holder
referral.
For more informa-
tion, call 494-GOLF.


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Events Calendar


http://www.patrick.af.mil


Sunday
12


19
Family Day
Bowling Special
$1.25 Games
1-6 p.m.

Sunday Brunch
The Tides


26
Family Day
Bowling Special
$1.25 Games
1 6 p.m.

Sunday Brunch
The Tides


2
Discover Surfing
8-10 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Sunday Brunch
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
The Tides
Latin Experience


q


Monday
13


20
SNCO PEC

Boater Safety
Training
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation

Story Time
10 a.m.
Base Library


27
Boater Safety
Training
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Missoula Children's
Theater Auditions
10 a.m.
Youth Center


3
Boater Safety
Training
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation

Summer Story Time
10 a.m.
Base Library


Tuesday
14


Wednesday
15


Thursday
16
Active Duty
Bowling Special
11 a.m. closing
Rocket Lanes

Summer Reading
Program
6 p.m.
Base Library


Friday
17
Active Duty
Bowling Special
11 a.m. closing
Rocket Lanes
Teen Night
6- 10 p.m.
Youth Center
Texas Hold'em
Tournament
5 10 p.m.
The Tides


4


21
SNCO PEC
Newcomer's
Orientation
7:30 a.m. 12 p.m.
Bowling Special
11 a.m. closing
$1.25 Games
Pajama Club
Story Time
6:15 p.m.
Base Library

28
Deployed
Family Dinner
6- 7 p.m.

Active Duty
Bowling Special
11 a.m. closing
Rocket Lanes


4
Bowling Special
$1 Games
11 a.m closing
Troops to
Teachers Class
9 11:30 a.m.
A&FRC


2:30 7:30 p.m. Families in the
Shark Hut Know Class
6:30 -
To publish events of base-wide interest in future 7:30 p.m.
issues, e-mail missileer@patrick.af.mil A&FRC


22
SNCO PEC
Fundamentals of
Interviews
10 11:30 a.m.
Car Buying
11 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Spouse Orientation
1 -3 p.m.
BDU Swim Relay
11:30 a.m.
Fitness Center
Lap Pool
29
Wednesday
Bowling Special
$1.25 Games
11 a.m. closing

Mini Lobster Season
Dive Trip
Outdoor Recreation

Bingo
6:15 p.m.
The Tides

5
Bowling Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. closing
Air Force Sergeants
Association (AFSA)
Meeting
12:00-1:00 p.m.
The Tides
Karaoke
4:30 7:30 p.m.
Shark Hut


23
SNCO PEC
5 Ways to Give it
Your Best at
Work & at Home
11 a.m. 12 p.m.
Active Duty
Bowling Special
11 a.m. closing
Rocket Lanes
Summer Reading
Program
6 p.m., Base Library
30
Smooth Move
9-11 a.m.
Active Duty
Bowling Special
11 a.m. closing
Rocket Lanes
Reading Program
6 p.m.
Base Library
Mini Lobster
Season Dive Trip
Outdoor Recreation

6
Back to School Skills
Program
6 p.m.
Base Library

Sponsorship Training
9 -11a.m.
A&FRC


24
SNCOI Ceremony at
Tides.

Active Duty
Bowling Special
11 a.m. closing
Rocket Lanes

Preteen Night
6- 9 p.m.
Youth Center



31
Active Duty Bowling
Special
11 a.m. closing

Texas Hold'em
Tournament
5 10 p.m.
The Tides


7
Rock'it Glow Bowl
7 p.m. closing
Rocket Lanes
Intro to Saltwater
Fishing Class
2 2:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Teen Night
6 10 p.m.
Youth Center


Saturday
18
Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation

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

95 Cent Bowling
Special
Rocket Lanes


25
Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Sailing Class
2 3:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation
95 Cent
Bowling Special
Rocket Lanes


AUGUST 1
Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation

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

Bowling Special
$1 Games
4- 7 p.m.


8
Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
2-Tank Open
Water Sport &
Lobster Dive
Outdoor Recreation
Sailboat Races &
Pancake Breakfast
9 a.m.
Marina


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BRIEFS


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Airman & Family
Readiness Center
The Airman & Family Readiness Center has
a few upcoming classes and events in Aug.
ust that many will find invaluable: Troops to
Teachers Class, Aug. 4, from 9 11:30 a.m.;
Families in the Know Class, Aug. 4, from
6:30 7:30 p.m.; Sponsorship Training, Aug.
6, from 9 11 a.m.; Pre-Separation Briefing,
Aug. 10, from 9 10:30 a.m.; Fundamentals of
Resumes Class, Aug. 10, from 1 3 p.m.; First
Term Airman Financial Management Class,
Aug. 11, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Foreclosure
Avoidance Class, Aug. 12, from 11 a.m. to
12:30 p.m.; Spouse of Deployed Sustainment
Briefing, Aug. 12, from 5 6 p.m.; Elder Care
Class, Aug. 13, from 11 a.m. to noon; Applying
for AF Jobs Class, Aug. 14, from 9 11 a.m.;
Newcomer's Orientation Briefing, Aug. 18, from
7:30 a.m. to noon; Spouse Orientation Briefing,
Aug. 19, from 1 3 p.m.; Smooth Move Class,


Aug. 20, from 9 11 a.m.; Families of Deployed
Personnel Dinner, Aug. 25, from 6 7 p.m.; and
a Life Cycle Finances Class, Aug. 26, from 11
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information and to
sign up, call 494-5675.

The Valiant Air Command
Has Tour Guide Vacancies
The Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum
has several openings for tour guides. If you have
a passion for vintage warbirds; their legacy and
that of the pilots that flew them; are at least
18 years old and enjoy meeting the public, we
may have a terrific volunteer opportunity for
you. Exhibit and display information will be
provided.
This may involve considerable walking, as you
lead tours around our facility during what is
normally a four hours volunteer shift.
Since the museum is open 7 days a week,
there is plenty of flexibility for scheduling. The


Valiant Air Command is located at the Space
Coast Regional Airport at 6600 Tico Road in
Titusville.
Their website is www.vacwarbirds.org and
their phone number is 321-268-1941.

2009 "Instant Payback"
Club Membership
If you have been thinking about joining
the club, now's the time. The 2009 "Instant
Payback" Club Membership Campaign runs
through Aug. 15.
All personnel who join the club during the
campaign will automatically receive three
months free dues, free cash back through the
rewards program, and a 6-month, 0 percent
introductory APR.
As an additional bonus, 200 members will be
randomly selected to receive $250 by partici-
pating in an online survey at www.afclubs.net.
For details, call 494-4013.




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July 17, 2009 Vol. 51 No. 28 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. DEOMI Symposium addresses Cross-Cultural Competence 3 Air Force Space Command: delivering space and missile capabilities to America and its warfighting commands Changes of Command Col. Florence A. Valley, 45th Medical Group Change of Command to Col. Corinne Naughton today at 10 a.m. at the Base Theater. Col. Scott Henderson, 45th Launch Group Change of Command to Col. Lee Rosen Thursday, July 23 at 9 a.m. at Hangar R, CCAFS Presiding Officer: Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr. Photo by Jennifer Macklin 101 CDS motorcycle safety Staff Sgt. Chad Goff, 45th Space Wing, leads a group of riders on an hour-long mentorship ride Wednesday afternoon, stressing motorcycle safety riding skills. Sponsored by the Wing Safety Office, this event is part of the 101 Critical Days of Summer campaign. Motorcycles were evaluated to see that they were in safe riding condition, personal protective equipment was checked and a safety briefing was given by Tech. Sgt. Charles Haywood, wing deployment manager. Col. Florence Valley, retiring today,45th Medical Group Commander, receives accolades and a certificate of completion from Col. Lynn Johnson, Health Services Inspection (HSI) Team Chief. The Medical Group received a score of 94 and an overall “OUTSTANDING” rating from the HSI last Friday. The inspectors reviewed over 1,500 compliance items covering 16 specific areas. “The 45th Medical Group received the highest score given out by the HSI in the last six years I’ve been inspect ing,” stated Col. Johnson, “it could be longer.” The Medical Group was also inspected by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, a civilian agency. The 45th Medical Group will receive word in about six weeks if they will receive a full three-year accreditation from the AAAHC. Courtesy Photo 45th MDG receives ‘Outstanding’

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http://www.patrick.af.mil 2 July 17, 2009 Missileer From the top Commander’s Corner Missileer staff Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr. 45th Space Wing Commander Mr. Brad Swezey Chief of Public Affairs 2nd Lt. Karl Wiest Deputy Chief of Public Affairs 2nd Lt. Trisha Guillebeau Chief of Internal Information Master Sgt. Robert Burgess NCOIC Mr. Chris Calkins Editor Mrs. Teresa Christopher Mrs. Juanita McNeely Layout Coordinators Mrs. Jennifer Macklin Mr. John Connell Photographers Published by Cape Publications, Inc., a private firm in no way connected with the Air Force, under exclusive written contract with the 45th Space Wing, Patrick AFB, Fla. This civilian enterprise Air Force newspa per is an authorized publication for members of the U.S. military services. Contents of the Missileer are not necessarily official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. government, the DoD or the Department of the Air Force. The appearance of advertising in this pub lication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the DoD, the Department of the Air Force or Cape Publications, Inc., of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other nonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. Editorial content is edited, prepared and provided by the 45th Space Wing Public Affairs Office. All photographs are Air Force photo graphs unless otherwise indicated. Cape Publications Advertising Department P.O. Box 419000 Melbourne, FL 32941-9000 Retail: (321) 242-3808 National: (321) 242-3803 Classified: (321) 259-5555 Missileer 1201 Edward H. White II St. Building 423, Room C-130 Patrick AFB, FL 32925 (321)494-5922 missileer@patrick.af.mil PAFB Info Line 494-4636 Submission deadline is 2 p.m. the Friday before publication. By Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr. Commander, 45th Space Wing The old saying “patience is a virtue” rings true over the past month as we persevere with our mission on the Eastern Launch Range. Patience is one of those qualities that may not come easy to you. For most of us, it is a learned characteristic, but it is an important one to have in the launch world, especially with Florida's summer weather. We must remember to look at the big picture and keep the over all Space Wing mission in mind. The launch environment is not the only place in which patience is a necessary quality. Military mem bers and families facing an upcom ing deployment need patience and courage as well. Our mission allows you to practice the patience you may need further down the road. We all work extremely hard to ensure perfection in the range, our missions, and in our personal lives because as 14th Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. Larry James is fond of saying, “perfection is the standard.” We have always maintained per fection as the standard and will continue to maintain that high standard, which calls for patience at times from everyone. We all understand that every aspect of the launch can go right and that one tiny flaw can halt the entire mission. But we all realize that our hard work will pay off eventually. You are good at what you do. You are the best! I thank you for that and ask for your continued patience in the launch environ ment because without you, we could not do what we do. You will reap the benefits of your dedica tion to the mission as we reflect on that old saying. Patience really is one of the best qualities to have. Thank you for your continued service. Lt. Col. William Cannon Commander, 45th Security Forces Squadron It certainly comes as no news to anyone that the Inspector General will be visiting Patrick AFB in the near future. With that in mind, the wing is currently in a sprint to ensure we put our best foot for ward during the upcoming inspec tion. An essential portion of that preparation involves exercises. These recent base-wide exercises have undoubtedly affected many of you. They will continue to fre quently occur because they are essential in guaranteeing response forces such as Security Forces, Fire Department and Explosive Ordinance Disposal personnel have adequate opportunities to hone critical skill sets. Unfortunately, many people develop an attitude of indiffer ence towards these exercises and lament them as nothing more than a hassle in their already demanding day. There is no ques tion that at times, these exercises can be burdensome. However, the wing as a whole must strive to approach them with a positive mind-set. As part of this, individu als must be willing to act as team players. This requires participation from not only the response forces on scene, but from the base popu lace as a whole. Each of you plays a vital role in ensuring a satisfactory and safe outcome during real world events, inspection scenarios, and exercise situations. The familiar adage is that “every Airmen is a sensor”, and that could not be more true. Everyone must remain vigilant and aware of his or her surroundings, and the exercises directed from the wing help us to sharpen our senses. Should you see a suspicious package or an individual engaging in questionable conduct, rather than nonchalantly thinking it is just an exercise and security forces will handle it, you need to take responsibility. The training the wing is con ducting will not reap benefits unless everyone approaches it with the correct mentality. Personnel should treat these scenarios much the same way they would realworld events. We all have a day-today responsibility to alert compe tent authorities of behavior outside the norm, and this holds true dur ing exercises. In addition to acting as a sen sor, some of you may be required to play a role in blocking traffic or maintaining a cordon. Should an SF member pull your identification card and instruct you to assist, you are accountable to perform those duties to the best of your ability. Teamwork and a positive demeanor will go a long way towards the success of this wing. Sharing responsibility as a Wing Patience goes with perseverance

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July 17, 2009 Missileer 3 By Bryan Ripple DEOMI Public Affairs Officer On June 30 and July 1, nearly 100 DOD and govern ment leaders, prac titioners, operators, and researchers joined together at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) to dis cuss the importance of Cross-Cultural Competence (3C) relating to the effec tiveness of our Total Force. Cross-Cultural Competence refers to the capability one possesses to effective ly interact with others from different cultures or background regard less of the culture to which they must adapt. The idea is to provide a more cultur ally adaptive military and civilian force. This cultural adept ness and adaptabil ity refers not only to interactions within the international context, but is also a vital per formance determinant for effective leadership and teamwork within our own diverse orga nizations. The event was a Defense Department symposium with the theme of, “The Role of Cross-Cultural Competence (3C) in Organizational and Mission Success.” The event was cosponsored by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness and the U.S. Air Force. The Personnel and Readiness spon sor was Mrs. Gail McGinn, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Plans), performing the duties of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness). Although she is currently perform ing the duties of the P&R position, her other job is the Defense Department’s Senior Language Authority—responsi ble for overseeing the Defense Language and Culture program. This experience has given Mrs. McGinn the opportunity to see first-hand the importance of understanding the impact of cultural diversity in virtually everything DOD does. “The Services have been working on the importance of cultural capabilities for our Total Force for several years, and I applaud them for taking the initiative to provide the requisite train ing and education for their members in order to meet their operational require ments,” said Mrs. McGinn. “However, this symposium offers us a unique oppor tunity to take stock of what is already being done, to iden tify those best prac tices that have proven Total Force Cross-Cultural Competence examined at DEOMI symposium DEOMI photo/SFC Brian Rhodes Maj. Gen. Robert Allardice, Director, Strategy, Plans and Policy, Headquarters U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., discusses his personal experiences concerning cross-cultural differences during a TDY in which he visited with leaders from seven different countries in eight days in the CENTCOM AOR. See DEOMI, page 4 Photo by Tech. Sgt. Lisa Luse Someone to look up to During a tour of the 45th Space Wing Tuesday, members of the Indian River Habitat for Humanity Prep Club spent part of their day visiting the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute. The group also spent time with the 45th SW Fire Department, toured the Professional Development Center and got to eat lunch at the award-winning Riverside Dining Facility. "The time spent touring these facilities definitely made an impression on the children, said Deb Parcher, Americorp VISTA Resource Coordinator. "I want to thank each of you for giving back to your community today," she said.Resource Coordinator. Starting Aug. 3, Florida City Gas will begin installing gas meters on all housing units. Access to the inside of your home will be required. Hunt Pinnacle will be holding a briefing at the Base Theater, Building 431, Thursday, July 23 at 6 p.m. to explain the process, scheduling entry into your home, outages, and to answer questions. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend! For more information, call 610-8919. Attention: North and Central Housing Residents Only

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http://www.patrick.af.mil4 July 17, 2009 Missileer DEOMI symposium examines Cultural Competence their worth on both the training fields and the battlefields, and to build on those successes to address the challenges and opportunities of today’s global security environment,” she said. The senior mili tary leader and U.S. Air Force co-spon sor was Air Force Lt. Gen. (sel) Robert R. Allardice, the Director of Strategy, Plans and Policy, Headquarters U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. The general addressed what he views the role that 3C plays in today’s mili tary. “As we engage in the world today, much like we have the past couple of centuries, our capacity to iden tify the challenges in each individual culture; to be able to interact within; and then embrace the challenges of the day to create an effect requires us to understand the cul ture of both the target country and our own culture so that we can better be able to accomplish what we need,” Gen. Allardice said. “Our purpose here is to identify the competencies required at each level of the military for us to train as we prepare to better interact as we embrace foreign cultures.” One of the DOD’s leading researchers in the area of crosscultural competency today is Dr. Daniel P. McDonald, who is the Executive Director for DEOMI’s Research, Development and Strategic Initiatives. He believes that this event held at DEOMI was the perfect forum to bring the Services and DOD together in order to forge the strategic way ahead. “We socialized the concept of 3C with the senior leadership, practitioners and sci entists in attendance, by defining how 3C can impact our organizational and operational successes. The group also dis cussed the syner gistic relationship of 3C to EO/EEO and Diversity Management initiatives, and the development of lan guage proficiency and regional exper tise. Discussion also centered on the role of 3C in DOD and Interagency concepts and operations such as Irregular Warfare and Counterinsurgency Operations, to name a few,” Dr. McDonald said. “On the second day, symposium attend ees were organized into working groups to capture their ideas regarding how 3C may best be institutional ized across the DOD processes as a mis sion-critical capabil ity. Implementation strategies such as research, education, training, and leader ship development were examined,” noted Dr. McDonald. “We had the right mix of people at the table to present ideas for how 3C may be integrated into our human capital strat egies and practices in order to ensure a more adaptive, cultur ally capable, future force.” DEOMI, from page 3

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July 17, 2009 Missileer 5 Steven Correa , MDG Hometown: Miami, FL Joined military for: Always liked and respected the military and wanted to be part of something great. Raul Delgado , SF Hometown: Las Cruces, NM Joined military for: To start a career. Billy Gann , MDG Hometown: Grainger County, TN Joined military for: Patriotism and to serve my country. Andrew Guajardo , OSS Hometown: Saipan, MP Joined military for: To protect and serve my country. Javier Palacios , CE Hometown: Cocnut Creek, FL Joined military for: Education and to see the world. Ashley Parrish , MDG Hometown: Connersville, ID Joined military for: To better myself and my family. Britney Rule , AFTAC Hometown: Cheraw, SC Joined military for: Great job opportunity. Lisa Tillman , AFTAC Hometown: Cleveland, OH Joined military for: I have a military background and family tradition of service. Photos by 2nd Lt. Trisha Guillebeau Cameron Young , AFTAC Hometown: Knoxville, TN Joined military for: Broaden my experiences through travel First Term Airmen

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http://www.patrick.af.mil6 July 17, 2009 Missileer Apollo 15 Mission marks many firsts Apollo 15 was the first of NASA’s longer duration “J” missions. It featured the first Lunar Rover operations, which let the astronauts cover a lot more ground than their colleagues covered during previous Moon landings. Courtesy Photo History Highlights By Mark C. Cleary 45th Space Wing History Office Manned space mis sions tend to be jointservice/joint-agency affairs, but the vari ous military branches like to crow about their own people from time to time. So it was that the AFETR Historian at Patrick AFB couldn’t resist recording an impor tant fact in his FY 1972 history. The first Apollo mission crewed entirely by Air Force astronauts lifted off Complex 39A on July 26, 1971. Colonel David Scott commanded the mis sion (Apollo 15), and Lieutenant Colonel James Irwin served as the Lunar Module’s pilot. Major Alfred Worden remained aboard the Command Module as it orbited the Moon, but he became the first astronaut in history to operate NASA’s new Scientific Instrument Module (SIM). He used the SIM’s suite of cameras, spec trometers, and a laser altimeter to map the lunar surface. He also completed a space walk to retrieve cam era cassettes during Apollo 15’s trip back to Earth. Apollo 15 was the first of NASA’s longer duration “J” missions. It featured the first Lunar Rover opera tions, which let the astronauts cover a lot more ground than their colleagues cov ered during previous Moon landings. Astronauts Scott and Irwin landed near Hadley rill about four days after lift-off, and they spent nearly 67 hours in an area known as the Palus Putredinus or “Marsh of Decay.” The astro nauts were outside the Lunar Lander a total of 18 hours, and they drove to the base of Mount Hadley Delta twice during the mission. They conducted a number of experiments and brought back about 170 pounds of lunar material. Late on the third day, Scott and Irwin packed up and blast ed off to rendezvous with the Command Module. Once they transferred the sam ples and other equip ment, the astronauts jettisoned the Lunar Module to lighten their load for the return to Earth. During their last day in lunar orbit, the crew released a small lunar sub satellite, PFS-1, to gather data on charged par ticles and magnetic fields. The Department of Defense Manned Space Flight Support Office (DDMS) at Patrick AFB coordi nated recovery forces worldwide for Apollo 15’s splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. USS Okinawa was on station in the Pacific, but USS Austin was on duty in the West Atlantic just in case Apollo 15 had to come down in the Atlantic’s Earth-orbital recovery zone. The Okinawa had three recovery and two support heli copters to secure the Command Module and retrieve the crew after splashdown, and a host of other assets were available (including four HC130 Hercules aircraft) to handle contingen cies farther away. The astronauts splashed down safely at 2046 Greenwich Mean Time on August 7, 1971. A recovery helicopter flew the crew back to the Okinawa about 39 minutes later, and the astronauts were flown to Hickam AFB, Hawaii, on the 8th. Following a brief wel coming ceremony, the three were flown to Ellington AFB, Texas, concluding the mis sion. The Command Module was retrieved, deactivated and delivered to Downey, California, on August 20, 1971. It is pres ently on display at the National Museum of the Air Force at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio.

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July 17, 2009 Missileer 7 Protecting yourself from lightning By William P. Roeder 45th Weather Squadron You probably know that we live in the lightning capital of the United States, but did you know that light ning kills more people in Florida than nearly all other weather combined? You’ve no doubt heard about the recent lightning casualty in Brevard County. Here is how to protect yourself from lightning while at Patrick AFB or Cape Canaveral AFS. Pay attention to the lightning alerts issued by 45th Weather Squadron. The fore casters at the Weather Squadron use the most sophisticated weather sensors in the world, 24/7/365, to protect the most important resource of the Eastern Range you. The most vital component of this protection is the twophased lightning alert system. A ‘Phase-1 Lightning Watch’ is issued when a thunderstorm is threatening. It means lightning is expected to occur within five nautical miles of the location(s) specified in the alert. This Phase1 Lightning Watch is issued up to 30 minutes before the lightning occurs to give you time to take action. It is your first alert that lightning will become a danger soon. Why do we warn of lightning that may be five miles away? Because lightning can easily strike several miles between flashes. Five nautical miles is about six “normal” statute miles. A ‘Phase-2 Lightning Warning’ means light ning is imminent or occurring within five nautical miles of the specified location(s). The Phase-2 Lightning Warning means you are now in danger. Go to a safe place imme diately, or stay there if you are already in a safe place. The Phase-1 Lightning Watches and Phase-2 Lightning Warnings are issued for 14 locations for the 45th Space Wing and our mission part ners. Patrick AFB is one of the locations. In addition, the Cape Canaveral AFS locations are Pad40/41, ITL/Pad-20/ Pad-37, Industrial Area, Pad-36/Pad-46, Pad-17, and the Port. Other locations include five facilities on Kennedy Space Center, the Joint Stars facility at the Melbourne airport, and the Astrotech facility in Titusville. The lightning alerts will be cancelled when lightning is no lon ger a threat. Do not consider the lightning threat to have ended simply because you no longer hear thun der, as more storms may be on the way. When you hear a Phase-1 Lightning Watch or Phase-2 Lightning Warning for your location, follow local safety proce dures. If you do not have local procedures, develop them ASAP! In the mean time, the following procedures can be useful. Under a Phase1 Lightning Watch, if outside and near a place that will be safe from lightning, finish mission essen tial activities quickly and go inside. If not doing mission essential activities, go inside quickly. If not near a safe place, cease activity and head there immedi ately. If inside, stay there. Places safe from lightning include large fully enclosed build ings with wiring and plumbing. However, keep away from corded telephones, electrical devices and wiring, and plumb ing. Vehicles with solid metal roofs and solid metal sides also provide a lot of safety from lightning. Under a Phase-2 Lightning Warning, you are in danger. Go to a safe place imme diately! If in a safe place, stay there. If your unit would like lightning safety training, contact the 45th Weather Squadron at 45wscc@ patrick.af.mil. More information on lightning safety is available at www.light ningsafety.noaa.gov. Listen for and react to the Phase-1 Lightning Watches and Phase-2 Lightning Warnings as if your life depends on it. It does!

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http://www.patrick.af.mil 8 July 17, 2009 Missileer Are you ready for some football? Airman 1st Class Christopher Sanders, a fireman assigned to the Civil Engineer Squadron, might be wondering what the term “flag football” means as the opposing defender grabs his shorts during last week’s opening pre-season tournament of the 45th Space Wing intramural football season. In the finals, CE beat AFTAC 28-14. Photos by Chez Sanchez Mr. Leo Johnson, a CE fireman, knows exactly what to do when he gets the ball in his hands – head toward the goal line. Playoffs will begin the week of Sept. 7 with a double elimination playoff format being used. Any “singles” who want to join a team need to call Mr. Rafael “Chez” Sanchez, 494-4947. All active duty personnel, active duty reservists assigned to base units, adult family members 18 years or older, DOD civilians, NAF employees and permanent contractor personnel employed at Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS are eligible to participate. Staff Sgt. Patrick McPherson, CE quarterback, tries to dance around an AFTAC defender during this week’s pre-season flag football tourney. Games are played at 6 and 7 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday nights at WarFit Field here on Patrick Air Force Base. Come on out and support your favorite team! This is a Commander's Cup program and points will be awarded. Please review the Commander's Cup program guide at our web site at GoPatrickFL.com for details. Season starts; playoffs begin Sept. 7

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July 17, 2009 Missileer 9 Chief Master Sgt. William Green, left, 45th Mission Support Group Superintendent, and Senior Master Sgt. Michael Chambers, 45th Security Forces Squadron, beat feet in last week's 5K "Commander's Cup" run. Make sure you sign up and earn some points for your unit when the next 5K "Beach run" is held 7 a.m. Aug. 13 at the Blockhouse. The Cape's run will begin 7:30 a.m. the same day at the fitness center. 5K is A-OK Photo by Chris Kraus

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10 July 17, 2009 Missileer http://www.patrick.af.mil By Chaplain (Lt. Col.) John Baker 45th SW Chapel I begin with a bit of self-disclosure. I don’t have a religious bone in my body. But this doesn’t mean that I’m not a devout Christian and happy due to my faith in Christ. The problem for scientists with my statement is reli gious beliefs cannot be empirically tested, you know, physically tested, measured, or controlled. It does not mean, however, that the con sequences of having religious faith, par ticipating in religious life, or searching for the sacred cannot be studied. Indeed, a growing body of psychological science is suggesting that religious folks are happier (http://www. psychologytoday.com/ basics/happiness), healthier, and recover better after traumas than nonreligious ones. Consider two exam ples that psychologists have learned from studying how religion helps the individual. If you are having seri ous cardiac surgery you receive strength and comfort from your religious faith, and you’ll be almost three times more likely to be alive six months later. Second, 47 percent of people who report attending religious services several times a week describe them selves as “very happy (http://www.psychol ogytoday.com/basics/ happiness), versus 28 percent of those who attend less than once a month. The trouble is researchers don’t really know why this is true. They do know that people of faith have: • social and emo tional support from other members • affirmation of their identities, val ues, and lifestyle • reinforcement of their meaning in life (e.g., “We are more than just a momen tary blip in the uni verse”) • comfort in the face of hard times • distraction from stresses and hassles Chaplain’s Corner Religion and happiness • compassion for those less fortunate • inspiration, awe, and hope (e.g., “I can do this,” “I’m stirred to go help someone today or forgive my enemy or save the planet.” • a sense of control and strength to cope with challenges • and likely much more. The problem with scientists research ing God is always the same. Scientist’s want to bring the empirical to measure the divine and this is just not possible. Two scriptures come to mind here – “he that comes to God must believe that he is” and “the wind blows where it will and you do not know where it comes or where it going.” I cannot prove God and I cannot control him either. The one thing I do know is in the midst of my sadness I have found happi ness because of Christ Jesus. Scientists cannot measure the heart.

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July 17, 2009 Missileer 11 Golf Course Open to Public The Manatee Cove Golf Course is now open to the public. Civilians who want to play on the course can download a base access applica tion form at www. GoPatickFL.com and fax or e-mail the form to the golf course. For more informa tion, call 494-GOLF. Rediscover Golf Special Patrick AFB would like to invite golf ers to “Rediscover Golf at Manatee Cove Golf Course” for free! Pay just $45 and get unlimited greens fees for one calendar month. After that, if you decide to join for an entire year, the golf course will knock the $45 off your annual golf pass and start your new subscription the day you join. This promotion is valid for new or returning golfers who were not a prior discount cardholder (annual pass/fee/ punch card) within the past 12 months. Special is valid thru Oct 31, 2009. For more informa tion, call 494-GOLF. Happy Birthday Golfers The Manatee Cove Golf Course offers a free round of golf with cart on your birthday. If you are already an Annual Greens Fee Holder (AGF), you will receive a free cart rental (free rounds/carts are good on birth date only must show ID). Then, any other day in your birth month, golfers play for free with cart when they bring in a threesome that pays regular priced green and cart fees. For more informa tion, call 494-GOLF. Guest Rate Special The Manatee Cove Golf Course has a great guest rate spe cial. Your guests can play 18 holes with greens fee and cart for only $30. For more informa tion, call 494-GOLF. Foursome Special The Manatee Cove Golf Course has a fantastic special for foursomes, valid anytime after 11 a.m. For just $100, your foursome will get 18 holes of golf with greens fees, carts and range balls. The special includes lunch. If you play before 3 p.m., you get your choice of a club sandwich or a cheese burger combo. After 3 p.m., you get your choice of any pre-made sandwich or salad. Guests are also included in this special. For more informa tion, call 494-GOLF. Refer a Friend to the Golf Course If you refer a new Annual Pass Holder to the Manatee Cove Golf Course you will receive one of the following: Pro Shop merchandise gift certificate, eight golf cart rentals for 18 holes, or a range card worth 32 buckets of balls. All three choices have a $96 value. If you refer an Annual Fee Cardholder, you will receive one half the incentive value of the Annual Pass Holder referral. For more informa tion, call 494-GOLF.

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http://www.patrick.af.mil12 July 17, 2009 Missileer 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 AUGUST 1 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Safe Boater Course 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Sailing Class 2 – 3:30 p.m. Outdoor Recreation 95 Cent Bowling Special Rocket Lanes SNCOI Ceremony at Tides. Active Duty Bowling Special 11 a.m. – closing Rocket Lanes Preteen Night 6 – 9 p.m. Youth Center SNCO PEC 5 Ways to Give it Your Best at Work & at Home 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Active Duty Bowling Special 11 a.m. – closing Rocket Lanes Summer Reading Program 6 p.m., Base Library SNCO PEC Fundamentals of Interviews 10 – 11:30 a.m. Car Buying 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Spouse Orientation 1 – 3 p.m. BDU Swim Relay 11:30 a.m. Fitness Center Lap Pool SNCO PEC Newcomer’s Orientation 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Bowling Special 11 a.m. – closing $1.25 Games Pajama Club Story Time 6:15 p.m. Base Library SNCO PEC Boater Safety Training 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Story Time 10 a.m. Base Library Family Day Bowling Special $1.25 Games 1-6 p.m. Sunday Brunch The Tides Safe Boater Course 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Sailing Class 2 – 3:30 p.m. Outdoor Recreation Bowling Special $1 Games 4 – 7 p.m. Active Duty Bowling Special 11 a.m. – closing Texas Hold’em Tournament 5 – 10 p.m. The Tides Smooth Move 9 – 11 a.m. Active Duty Bowling Special 11 a.m. – closing Rocket Lanes Reading Program 6 p.m. Base Library Mini Lobster Season Dive Trip Outdoor Recreation Wednesday Bowling Special $1.25 Games 11 a.m. – closing Mini Lobster Season Dive Trip Outdoor Recreation Bingo 6:15 p.m. The Tides Deployed Family Dinner 6 – 7 p.m. Active Duty Bowling Special 11 a.m. – closing Rocket Lanes Boater Safety Training 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Missoula Children’s Theater Auditions 10 a.m. Youth Center Family Day Bowling Special $1.25 Games 1 – 6 p.m. Sunday Brunch The Tides Safe Boater Course 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Sailing Class 2 – 3:30 p.m. Outdoor Recreation 95 Cent Bowling Special Rocket Lanes Active Duty Bowling Special 11 a.m. – closing Rocket Lanes Teen Night 6 – 10 p.m. Youth Center Texas Hold’em Tournament 5 10 p.m. The Tides Active Duty Bowling Special 11 a.m. – closing Rocket Lanes Summer Reading Program 6 p.m. Base Library Boater Safety Training 9:30 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Summer Story Time 10 a.m. Base Library Discover Surfing 8-10 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. The Tides Latin Experience 2:30 7:30 p.m. Shark Hut Bowling Special $1 Games 11 a.m. closing Troops to Teachers Class 9 11:30 a.m. A&FRC Families in the Know Class 6:30 7:30 p.m. A&FRC To publish events of base-wide interest in future issues, e-mail missileer@patrick.af.mil Bowling Special $1 Games 11 a.m. closing Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) Meeting 12:00-1:00 p.m. The Tides Karaoke 4:30 7:30 p.m. Shark Hut Rock'it Glow Bowl 7 p.m. closing Rocket Lanes Intro to Saltwater Fishing Class 2 2:30 p.m. Outdoor Recreation Teen Night 6 10 p.m. Youth Center Safe Boater Course 9:30 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation 2-Tank Open Water Sport & Lobster Dive Outdoor Recreation Sailboat Races & Pancake Breakfast 9 a.m. Marina Back to School Skills Program 6 p.m. Base Library Sponsorship Training 9 11 a.m. A&FRC Events Calendar

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July 17, 2009 Missileer 13 Airman & Family Readiness Center The Airman & Family Readiness Center has a few upcoming classes and events in Aug. ust that many will find invaluable: Troops to Teachers Class, Aug. 4, from 9 11:30 a.m.; Families in the Know Class, Aug. 4, from 6:30 7:30 p.m.; Sponsorship Training, Aug. 6, from 9 11 a.m.; Pre-Separation Briefing, Aug. 10, from 9 10:30 a.m.; Fundamentals of Resumes Class, Aug. 10, from 1 3 p.m.; First Term Airman Financial Management Class, Aug. 11, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Foreclosure Avoidance Class, Aug. 12, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Spouse of Deployed Sustainment Briefing, Aug. 12, from 5 6 p.m.; Elder Care Class, Aug. 13, from 11 a.m. to noon; Applying for AF Jobs Class, Aug. 14, from 9 11 a.m.; Newcomer’s Orientation Briefing, Aug. 18, from 7:30 a.m. to noon; Spouse Orientation Briefing, Aug. 19, from 1 3 p.m.; Smooth Move Class, Aug. 20, from 9 11 a.m.; Families of Deployed Personnel Dinner, Aug. 25, from 6 7 p.m.; and a Life Cycle Finances Class, Aug. 26, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information and to sign up, call 494-5675. The Valiant Air Command Has Tour Guide Vacancies The Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum has several openings for tour guides. If you have a passion for vintage warbirds; their legacy and that of the pilots that flew them; are at least 18 years old and enjoy meeting the public, we may have a terrific volunteer opportunity for you. Exhibit and display information will be provided. This may involve considerable walking, as you lead tours around our facility during what is normally a four hours volunteer shift. Since the museum is open 7 days a week, there is plenty of flexibility for scheduling. The Valiant Air Command is located at the Space Coast Regional Airport at 6600 Tico Road in Titusville. Their website is www.vacwarbirds.org and their phone number is 321-268-1941.2009 “Instant Payback” Club Membership If you have been thinking about joining the club, now’s the time. The 2009 “Instant Payback” Club Membership Campaign runs through Aug. 15. All personnel who join the club during the campaign will automatically receive three months free dues, free cash back through the rewards program, and a 6-month, 0 percent introductory APR. As an additional bonus, 200 members will be randomly selected to receive $250 by partici pating in an online survey at www.afclubs.net. For details, call 494-4013.

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