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Vol. 51 No. 31 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. August 7, 2009

Maj. Gen. Deppe
bids farewell


Uoid- 7 IJ1

On alert for terrorism


Fitness Center
The Patrick AFB
Fitness Center
will be closed all
weekend due to
the construction
project going on
behind the
facility and
resultant power
For details,
call 494-4947.

Back to School

on Monday
Skyler Pruett, 8, is loaded down and
gummed up as she shops at the Base
Exchange Wednesday afternoon for new
school supplies with her Mother, Corrisa,
a technical sergeant assigned to the 45th
Security Forces Squadron. Brevard County
Schools open Monday. "The BX has a great
supply of back to school stationary, school
supplies and clothing. We have school
lists available from most local elementary
schools," said Mr. David Crain, AAFES
general manager. "The state of Florida
has decided not to offer its, "No tax days"
on school supplies this year. We'd like to
remind our customers that every day is,
"No tax day" at your AAFES Exchange,"
he said.

CMSAF to focus on force development

By Staff Sgt.
Steve Grever
Air Force Personnel
Center Public Affairs

(AFNS) -The Air
Force's top enlisted
leader toured several
military bases in the
San Antonio area
where he recently
went to meet with
Airmen and discuss

Air Force priorities.
Chief Master Sgt. of
the Air Force James
A. Roy said some
primary focus areas
for the enlisted force
include reinforcing
professional military
education, integrating
better with joint and
coalition partners and
supporting military
families and wounded
warriors. He assumed
his new position

during an appoint-
ment ceremony June
30 at Bolling Air Force
Base, D.C.
One of the main
issues Chief Roy
said he will focus on
during his tenure is
developing Airmen.
"We need to con-
tinue to work on
enlisted force develop-
ment," Chief Roy said.
"We do a great job of
professional military

education and techni-
cal training. We have
the best Air Force and
military in the world,
not just because
of our equipment,
but because of our
people. Having been
around other militar-
ies, including foreign
militaries, they have a
lot of good equipment
too. What they don't
have to the extent we
have is Airmanship,

and that's very
important. We need
to continue to instill
Airmanship in our
Airmen and continue
to refine ourselves."
The chief said devel-
oping Airmen also
includes reinforc-
ing basic standards
Airmen are taught
when they initially
join the service.
page 5

The 45th Space Wing would like to cordially welcome

the AFSPC Space IG Team to PAFB and CCAFS

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

Vol. 51 No. 31

August 7, 2009

2 August 7, 2009 Missileer


Education 'great equalizer'

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

As we enter the month of August
here on the Space Coast it means
that summer is winding down for
all of us, especially our children, as
they will be heading back to school
next week.
While the thought of that big
yellow bus returning to their doors
may be haunting some of them,
we must remember the importance
a great education can have for
people of all ages and of all back-
A strong education acts as the
"great equalizer" in America; it is
what drives social mobility and
even social change. In America
an individual is able to transform
their destiny through an educa-
tion and ultimately able to not
only better themselves but also our

great nation by becoming a more
informed citizen.
Furthermore, an education lets
us develop our minds and in time
our dreams. Education is a neces-
sary ticket to punch in order to ride
the wave of success later on in all
aspects of life. Be sure to stress this
importance to your children, your
spouse, your friends and anyone
who will listen; increased knowl-
edge and intellect can only help
As you can see, educating our
military family members, not to
mention ourselves, is a key issue for
me as it is for our Chief of Staff.
"The very fabric of our society
depends on the work that we do in
the area of child education," Gen.
Norton Schwartz said recently.
"Considering that children between
the ages of 6 and 18 comprise more
than 145,000 of our air force fam-
ily members, I see family support

in general, and child education in
particular, as important issues we
must address urgently."
Due to deployments and frequent
PCS requirements, many believe
our children are at a disadvantage
when compared to students who
have a more stable educational
environment. These concerns may
force you to be more involved in
your child's education and may
force you to put in a little extra
effort at home I'm happy about
I want you to be involved in the
education of your family members;
get involved with what they are
learning, ask questions, and you
may be surprised about what you
find. You may even learn something
yourself. Let them know their edu-
cation is important to you and that
you will do everything possible to
support them to ensure they have a
bright future.

Leadership skills are timeless

By Lt. Col. Teresa Skojac
Commander 45th Aeromedical
Dental Squadron

My son, Cadet Joseph Skojac,
recently returned from USAF ROTC
training. During his "debrief," we
discussed his misadventures.
When he told me about his experi-
ence as Squadron Standardization
Officer and how he was responsible
for standardizing the Camelbacks,
it reminded me of one of the core
leadership principles: we are
responsible for and take credit for
the actions of others.
That is one of the core principles
of leadership. Whether it is an
NCO motivating their Airmen to
complete training or a cadet ensur-
ing the Camelbacks are standard,
leaders must find the right tool for
the right situation to get 'r' done.
Fortunately, the opportunities to

Commander's Corner

fill that tool box abound. As mem-
bers of the greatest Air Force in the
world, we are given many oppor-
tunities to learn leadership. For
instance our Professional Military
Education is packed with leader-
ship principles and historical exam-
There are also other leadership
training opportunities like execu-
tive skills courses and civilian man-
agement courses. There is a recom-
mended reading list and of course,
the living breathing examples of
leaders that fill our personal mili-
tary history. Sometimes we learn
how NOT to do something but it is
nonetheless an important lesson.
From these resources we gain our
tools, but the true art of leadership
comes from knowing which tool to

use in which situation when to
be directive, when to point the way
and let them figure out how to get
there, when to have hands on and
when to watch and wait.
Correct application brings desired
results, as demonstrated by the
45 MDG with the recent Health
Services Inspection. It was brilliant
leadership that enabled the MDG
to capture the highest HSI rating in
over four years.
Under Col. Florence Valley (ret.),
the MDG has been in prepara-
tion for this evaluation for at least
18 months, scrutinizing our pro-
cesses, looking for ways to improve,
checking ourselves against the
standards. During that time she
demonstrated great skill in know-
ing when to be directive and when
to watch and wait. During that
time, I have been filling my tool box
- learning to be a leader.

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
Mr. Chris Calkins
Mrs. Teresa Christopher
Mrs. Juanita McNeely
Layout Coordinators
Mrs. Jennifer Macklin
Mr. John Connell

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the Department of the Air Force.
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NEWUS August 7, 2009 Missileer 3

42 years of 'just a little longer'



Thomas Deppe bids his farewell

By Staff Sgt.
Daylena Gonzalez
Air Force Space
Public Affairs

-The Beatles released
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely
Hearts Club Band"
album. Hollywood's
box office hits were,
'The Graduate,"
"Bonnie and Clyde"
and "Cool Hand Luke."
Gasoline was 33 cents
a gallon, movie tick-
ets were $1.25, the
average cost of a new
home was $14,250
and a new car would
cost around $2,750.
That was 1967
- the year Maj. Gen.
Thomas Deppe,
vice commander
of Air Force Space
Command, Peterson
Air Force Base, Colo.,
went to basic training
at Lackland Air Force
Base, Texas.
"At that time you
were either in college
or you got drafted,"
said General Deppe. "I
had just dropped out
of college, and then
came my draft notice
in the mail not too
long after."
Convinced by a
friend that the Air
Force was the way
to go, the young
Thomas Deppe pro-
ceeded to the recruit-
ing office to sign on

the dotted line, with
little knowledge of the
positive impact that
signature would have
on his life.
"I had no plans
on staying in the Air
Force any longer than
I had to," General
Deppe said. "But as
time went on and I
made staff sergeant in
less than four years,
I thought, 'Well, why
not stay in a little
longer?' I already had
a job that I liked, why
would I quit it when I
might get something
on the outside I didn't
That "little lon-
ger" became 42 years
of military service.
Putting his enlisted
career behind him,
General Deppe earned
his commission in
November 1977.
"It was an interest-
ing switch," he said.
"I went from having
credibility with my
job as a technical
sergeant, to a brand
new lieutenant with
no credibility whatso-
General Deppe con-
tinued in the officer
ranks with the inten-
tion of retiring as a
captain. In fact, when
it came time for him
to pin on captain,
20 years of service
had already passed.
Captain Deppe contin-
ued on with his career.

"Favorite assignment? That's
a really hard question. One
was vice commander at the
45th Space Wing, where we
were launching rockets and
putting people in space. It was
a very busy year, one of the
busiest on record."

Maj. Gen. Thomas Deppe

courtesy mnoto
Maj. Gen. Thomas Deppe bids farewell after
42 years of service.

In March 1987, con-
tinuing to prove him-
self, he was selected
for major below-the-
zone, squelching, yet
again, his intention
to retire. He could
have turned down the
promotion and went
ahead with his plans,
but instead he chose
to extend his commit-
ment to the Air Force
just "a little longer."
"It seems like every
time I thought about
it, I committed more
and more to the Air
Force," General Deppe
said. "Every promotion

requires you to stay in
that position for a cer-
tain amount of time. I
kept getting promoted,
so I stayed in the Air
The Air Force can
only be thankful that
General Deppe said
"just a little longer."
His solid commitment
can be seen through
his 42 years of service.
Airmen can only
be inspired by his
commitment. It takes
loyalty, dedication
and determination. A
sense of belonging,
a family, a family of

... Airmen is what
General Deppe finds
most rewarding.
This is what
General Deppe had to
say during his retire-
ment interview:
What is your most
part of your military
You, the 'cream of the
crop'... Airmen just
like you are the rea-
son I have enjoyed my
military career and
found it so rewarding,
both enlisted and com-
missioned. I am proud
to belong and will

Whatlwho was your
biggest influence
while you served?
I had a boss, Col.
Raymond "Hal"
Cleveland; he was the
director of interconti-
nental ballistic missile
requirements. He men-
tored me more on
officership and life

than anyone else.
He also is the person
who's responsible
for teaching me how
to golf. I am for-
ever indebted to him.
Unfortunately, Hal
passed away in the
late 90s. I am sure
where he is he can
see me and what I'm

What made you
decide to be an
You have to want to be
an officer ... I wanted
to be one. You have to
be up to greater chal-
lenges in life. There
are two kinds of prior
enlisted officers: the
really good and the
really bad. I've known
afew in the really bad
category. In my case,
I was not a very good
first-term Airman; in
fact, I was probably

See 42 years,
page 11

4 August 7, 2009 Missileer

Three major launches in five days

By Mark C. Cleary
45th Space Wing
History Office

Eastern Range
launch rates have
waxed and waned
over the past half
century. While
the record for the
greatest number of
launches in a single
year goes to 1960
with 206,
Calendar Year 2008
had fewer launches
(7) than any other
calendar year since
To be fair, a lot of
different missile pro-
grams were tested
during the early part
of the Cold War.
Given economies
of scale, individual
launches were rela-
tively cheap and
frequent in the old
More to the point,
a 1950s-vintage
Matador, Thor or
Jupiter missile was
much easier to
assemble and launch
than any space
launch vehicle trans-
porting a modern
spacecraft today.
So the numbers are
not the whole story.
In recent years, a
powerful new genera-
tion of Atlas Vs and
Delta IVs came of
The Range
Standardization and
Automation (RSA)
program modern-
ized the Eastern

Range to support
them. Those improve-
ments in vehicles and
instrumentation will
serve the Cape well for
many years to come.
Sooner or later, the
launch numbers will
rise again.
Still, if only to sat-
isfy the "bean-coun-
ters" out there, I feel
obliged to mention
that the Eastern
Range supported three
of its major launches
in 2001 -a Titan
IVB, a Delta II, and
a Space Shuttle in
just five days.
Though not unprec-
edented, a cluster of
three major missions
involving different
launch systems in
such a short period
of time is really quite
The Titan IVB of the
group was equipped
with an Inertial Upper
Stage (IUS). It car-
ried a $256 million
Defense Support
Program (DSP) space-
craft into orbit on the
morning of August 6,
The payload weighed
about 5,200 pounds,
and it joined a con-
stellation of DSP
satellites to provide
early warning against
missile attacks on the
United States and/or
its allies.
The Delta II of the
pack lifted off Pad 17A
a little less than 57
hours later on August
8th. It boosted NASA's

Courtesy Photo
The Lockheed Martin Titan IV Space Launch Vehicle lifts off Aug. 6, 2001
from Launch Complex 40, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, carrying
the B-31 Defense Support Program (DSP-21) spacecraft into orbit. Liftoff
time was 3:28 a.m. (EDT).

GENESIS spacecraft
into a halo orbit
around the Sun.
The launch was suc
cessful, but the space

craft crash-landed on
its return to Earth on
September 8, 2004.
Some useful sample
returns were gleaned

from the wreckage, so
the mission was not a
total loss.
On August 10th,
the Shuttle Discovery

was launched
from Complex 39A
on NASA's 11th
International Space
Station (ISS) mission.
The main objectives
of the flight (STS-105)
were to: 1) replace the
ISS Expedition 2 crew
with the Expedition 3
crew, and 2) deliver
about four tons of
equipment and sup-
plies to the space sta-
The Leonardo
Pressurized Logistics
Module (MPLM) made
its second trip into
space on the mission,
and it brought back
approximately a ton
of used equipment,
experiments and
The Shuttle landed
safely at the Kennedy
Space Center on
August 22, 2001.
So the week was
unusually busy for
the 45th Space Wing,
its range contractors,
the various missions'
sponsors, and their
Having completed
three successful
launches in rapid
succession, most
folks were tired, but
they were also very
satisfied with their
Of course, NASA
officials had no
inkling that GENESIS
was going to crash-
land three years later,
but you can't win
them all.

SHistory Highlights

August 7, 2009 Missileer 5

CMSAF: I strove to be the best Airman I could

from page 1

"We need to
maintain the basics:
adherence to stan-
dards," Chief Roy
said. "I visited basic
training this week
and met with trainees
learning to become
Airmen. The one thing
that's instilled upon
Airmen, just as it was
when I went through
almost 27 years ago,
is standards and
adherence of stan-
"When you take a
young Airman who's
been through basic
training, send him
through technical
school, get him to
his first unit and his
first supervisor starts
giving the Airman
on-the-job train-
ing, the Airman may
be given a techni-
cal order," the chief
said. "That Airman
knows he or she has
to follow the techni-
cal order. The Airman
has to follow that T.O.
to the word because
that's what our busi-
ness is about. We fol-
low regulations and
Another one of
the chiefs priorities
is providing a com-
prehensive support
system for military
"I have a very young
family, very young
children, but I make
sure they understand
what Dad's doing," he

said."Why is Dad gone
all the time? I think
people need to com-
municate well with
their family members.
That's part of taking
care of them. So tak-
ing care of families is
something we need to
continue to strive to
Another key issue
for Chief Roy is pro-
viding full support for
wounded warriors.
"As an Air Force, we
have a lot of Airmen
on the battlefield,
so we have a lot of
wounded warriors.
We also have a lot of
joint wounded war-
riors, and we need
to continue to take
care of them regard-
less of what uniform
they wear or where
they came from,"
Chief Roy said. "The
fact that they are
Americans and they
did the mission of
what our nation has
called them to do is
something we need
to stand by. We owe
that to them and
in the same sense
we owe that to their
Chief Roy also dis-
cussed integrating
and collaborating with
our joint partners.
"One area I think
we need to continue
to focus on is joint
professional military
education," he said.
"When we look at the
global scope of what
we do, we need to
also consider coalition

forces and how our
nation is working with
those partner nations.
I believe we should
be looking at how
we not just receive
partner nations into
our schools, but also
about taking some
of our Airmen and
opening the doors
up to allow them to
train with some of our
coalition partners.
We do some techni-
cal training right
now with our partner
countries, but I'd also
like to look at doing
this for professional
military education as
Chief Roy said he
will advocate creating
a different mindset
that puts more focus
on the Air Force's
joint responsibilities.
This includes how
Airmen are devel-
oped to have joint
and coalition vision to
successfully perform
the Air Force's global
"People should
understand their new
chief master sergeant
may be looking at
some of this area from
a different prism," he
said. "Coming from a
joint combatant com-
mand, we were in the
process of receiving
forces to employ them.
So for me, I under-
stand what we do as
an Air Force as a force
provider to the com-
batant commands. I
look at it from that
angle. What is the

U.S. Air Force photo/Scott Ash
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz congratulates Chief
Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy following his recent
installment as the Air Force's top enlisted leader at Boiling Air Force
Base, Washington, D.C. CMSAF Roy was appointed as the Air Force's
16th top enlisted leader.

Secretary of Defense
and Department of
Defense asking us to
do? I like the phrase
that our current chief
of staff has coined
and that's 'All In.'
We are all in, and it's
not just all in for the
Air Force, but it's all
in for the Department
of Defense. That's
why we are here. If
our sister services
need our help, we're
there. That's the
essence ofjointness
and we understand
While Chief Roy
didn't aspire to
become the 16th chief
master sergeant of
the Air Force, he did

share some informa-
tion that may help
Airmen have the right
mindset to success-
fully progress through
their Air Force
"It's simple. Listen
to your supervisor;
be the best Airmen
you can be; and don't
worry about your
progression through
the ranks," Chief Roy
said. "I have had some
great supervisors that
took care of me. I
had supervisors that
I learned from. I can
remember my first
supervisor, retired
Tech. Sgt. Nathan
Heard. He made an
indelible impression

on me. I was a young
airman basic and he
said, 'I'm going to get
you through these
CDCs.' It wasn't just
my CDCs, it was our
CDCs. This made
an huge impression
upon me, instilling
a drive and focus
for everything Air
The chiefs further
advice for success?
"You take care of
those that you are
responsible for and for
other Airmen around
you," he said. "I never
strove to be a chief
master sergeant. I
strove to be the best
Airman I could be and
I still do."

6 August 7, 2009 Missileer

Events Calendar


Sunday Brunch
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
The Tides

Sunday Brunch
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Tides

Latin Experience,
2:30 7:30 p.m.
Shark Hut

Sunday Brunch
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Tides

2:30 7:30 p.m.
Shark Hut



'U 'U U



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

I .3 4 4

9 10:30 a.m.

Boater Safety
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Open Water Scuba
Class Starts
Outdoor Recreation


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

SL'-inlin r lo-' Time
III 111

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

Summer Story Time
10 a.m.

First Term Airman
Financial Mgt Class
8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

Bowling Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. Closing

Orientation Briefing
7:30 a.m. noon

Bowling Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. closing

Eo l.-Iiin- Spe-i al
$1 Ga-;mes
II in closIin,
Families of D- ploh-ed
Personnel Dinne-i
6 7 p.m.
Family Child Care
Certification Class,
8:30 a.m. 5 p.m.
FCC Office

Avoidance Class
11 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
4:30 7:30 p.m.
Shark Hut

Spouse of Deployed
Sustainment Brief
5- 6 p.m.

Bowling Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. closing

Spouse Orientation
1 3 p.m.

4:30 7:30 p.m.
Shark Hut

Bowling Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. closing
Lil. ( \ :l-
Fitness C (lass
11 111 12 .P.0 p in
Airin tl Ledership
S hool lass
09-07 Starts

Beach 5K Run/
1.5 Mile Walk
7 a.m.
The Blockhouse

3.2 Mile Run/
1.5 Mile Walk
7:30 a.m.
Fitness Center

Elder Care Class
11 a.m. noon

Smooth Move Class
9- 11 a.m.

Unlimited Bowling
2 p.m. closing

Pajama Club
Story Time
6:15 p.m.

Bowling Spe- :al
2 p.m. i:losin,-

Family C child Care
C( ert ill: action Class
S .0 a.m. 5 p.m.
FCC Office

Sand Volleyball
7 a.m.
Chevron Park
Applying for AF Jobs
9- 11 a.m.
Kid's Night out
6- 11 p.m.
Youth Programs

3-Tank Advanced
Open Water/Nitrox
Lobster & Spear
Fishing Dive,
Outdoor Recreation
Texas Hold'em
5 10 p.m.
The Tides
Eo\ s Night O()ut

-, 9: .-0 p im
Yoiuth Program s
Ro,:k it Glow Bowl
7 p.m. closing

Back to School
7 10 p.m.
Youth Programs

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

Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Marina's Summer
Sizzle Golf
1 p.m.
Golf Course
Sailing Class
2 3:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation

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

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

Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Out Rec.
Sailing Class
2 3:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Appreciation Day
Free Bowling
1 4 p.m.


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August 7, 2009 Missileer 7

Keeping alert may help

prevent terrorist activity

By Capt.
Ken Clawson
45th Space Wing
Anti-terrorist Officer

The 45 Space
Wing Antiterrorism
Office is asking you
to assist Patrick AFB,
Cape Canaveral AFS,
Security Forces and
local/federal authori-
ties in extending
their eyes and ears
to report incidents
which might pre-
cede terrorist attack
preparation or in-the-
act of target surveil-
Anyone reading or
watching the news
has heard the stories
of terrorist attacks
around the world.
Our nation's intelli-
gence leaders remain
concerned about
the potential for an
increase in terrorist

activity here at home.
We all can help make
sure this doesn't hap-
Please report suspi-
cious activity when
you see it. I get asked
all the time "What
makes a person suspi-
cious?" Actions listed
below are key indica-
tors for suspicious
People or vehicles
"who don't seem to
belong" near the
installation, major
event location, city/
federal buildings
using a camera, video
equipment or a timing
device and map.
People tak-
ing notes or asking
questions regarding
infrastructure of the
installation, city, fed-
eral facilities, major
event locations and
historical places.

People you don't
know asking you what
you do on the base,
what it takes to get
onto the base and how
hard is it to get onto
the base?
People possess-
ing or using night
vision devices, global
positioning systems
near the installation,
city, federal buildings,
landmarks, railways
or historical struc-
People parking,
standing, or loiter-
ing in the same area
day after day (night
after night) with no
apparent reasonable
explanation. A good
example is people at
the beach parking lot
but obviously not in
beach attire or doing
beach activities.
If observed near the
installations, record

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Bioenvironmental Specialists from the 45th Medical Group prepare
themselves to handle a hazardous biological agent at the Patrick AFB
Post Office. The Wing tested its capabilities in an exercise scenario last
week to handle a simulated anthrax attack in the mail system.

your observations
as best as you can.
Commit them to mem-
ory if necessary. Most
importantly ... DON'T
HESITATE! Report it
to the Patrick Security
Forces Control Center
at 494-2008; CCAFS

Security Forces
Control Center at
853-3093 or AFOSI
at 494-0110; or if
observed in your com-
munity, report it to
the nearest local/
federal authorities

utilizing 911.
For questions or
concerns regarding
the Antiterrorism
Program, contact
Capt. Ken Clawson
Antiterrorism Office,

8 August 7, 2009 Missileer

Look who's 'not' laughing now

Photo by Jennifer Macklin
Chief Master Sgt. Larry Malcom is all smiles
(above) just before being tased Monday after-
noon. Holding the Chief are Staff Sgt. Chad
Goff (left) and Master Sgt. Sammy Snipes.
About 50 Airmen "volunteered" to get tased
as part of a new Security Forces initiative.

Airman 1st Class Christopher
Jackson grimaces after being tased.
The charge lasts for five seconds,
but the individuals are immobilized
"immediately," according to Airman

senior Airman Jered Uauterman, 45th 515 taser instructor, tires a double-probed round
into the back of a Security Forces Airman.

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August 7, 2009 Missileer 9

FORE! FSS#1 wins 45th SW Golf Title

Down after the first nine
holes, Force Support
.; Squadron Team #1 roared
back on the back nine to
-o beat the Civil Engineer
Squadron in the 45th
Si Space Wing Intramural
Golf Championship played
recently at Manatee Cove
Golf Course.
Team member are (left to
right) Eddie Robinson,
Rick Nolan, Greg Firkel,
Senior Master Sgt Ed Weber,
Bob Doyne (Capt.),
Kevin Callan, A J Welch.
Also on the team but not
pictured are Maj. Patrick
r White, TSgt Tony Carrender,
..... TSgt John Manning,
Tom Asel, Dan Atkari,
Scotty Russell, and
... 1Ken Nousain.

Captain Ready:
I've been in the Air
Force for afew years
now and never been in
an exercise. I feel very
confident in my chemi-
cal protective gear,
but what happens if
chemical agent gets on
my suit? What should
I do?

Dear Inexperienced:
You'll get lots of exer-
cise experience before
you know it. First, you
need to learn about
contamination control
and a contamination

control area (CCA).
Contamination control
is very essential to
sustained operations.
Nuclear Biological
Chemical (NBC) col-
lective protection
enhances survival.
Collective protec-
tion systems provide
overpressure, filtra-
tion and controlled
entry and exit, and
a contamination-free
environment for relief
from continuous wear
of individual protec-
tive equipment (IPE).
You need to remove
contaminated IPE

within 24 hours by
processing through
a CCA. First use a
M291 or M295 decon
kit to remove any con-
tamination from IPE.
Notify your UCC of the
contamination and
type of contamination.
Your UCC will direct
you were to go to pro-
cess into the CCA.
Processing through
a CCA will take time
and patience. You
need to follow instruc-
tions from the CCA
trained personnel. To
get more experience
on this go to AFMAN

10-100 pages 132-133
and also look at the
CCA layout on pages
200-201. Everyone
needs to know what
he or she needs to
do in a contaminated

Captain Ready:
What type of NBCC
emergency situations
requires the setup of
security cordons?
Sgt. Park

Dear Sgt. Park:
Dear Sgt. Park,
A cordon protects
people, equipment

and classified mate-
rial during major inci-
dents and is normally
marked off with rope,
tape, and appropriate
signs. Some situations
that my warrant a
cordon are: the dis-
covery of unexploded
ordinance, major acci-
dents and contami-
nated areas following
an enemy attack.
Entries to these areas
are restricted to
emergency essential
or mission essential
personnel only and
otherwise should be
avoided. If you are

directed to report for
duty within a cordon
you must enter only
by passing through
entry control points
(ECP). When entering
the ECP be prepared
to show your I.D.
Card and your vehicle
and other belongings
maybe searched.
For additional
information pertain-
ing to Security pro-
cedures relating to
cordons and their
security measures
review pages 84 and
85 of section 4 of your
Airman's Manual.

10 August 7, 2009 Missileer

Keep the right attitude/

don't stop, finish

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

This article is
intended for all people
on Patrick AFB who
are preparing for the
coming IG visit.
There is an attitude
which we all possess
that is destructive in
nature. We are "good
starters, but poor fin-
Judge yourself by
the following ques-
tions to see if you
have that nature
within you.
Have you started
doing or pursuing
a certain dream or
goal but you did not
achieve it because you
Have you started a
degree program, but
have stopped or just
backed out it? This
would apply in any
circumstances (IG

In our daily life, we
always have some-
thing to pursue or
achieve. The one thing
that hinders us from
meeting our goal is
Somehow we get
the attitude that "it
doesn't matter" or "it's
not important" and
we just quit! Or we
get the killer of goals
attitude, "I'll do it
tomorrow," and some-
how tomorrow never
Recently I attended

a retirement ceremony
where the retiree
quoted his father's
advice to him as he
dropped him off at
college. "Son," he said,
"remember attitude,
attitude attitude."
The Father was and
is right. A person's
attitude is every-
thing. One person
will get out of bed and
say "Good God, it's
morning." Another
person will say, "Good
morning God!" It's all
about attitude, and
you control your atti-
The main reason
our attitude chang-
es and we stop is
- we lose sight of the
importance of what we
are doing. You need to
know what you do for
the mission of the 45
Space Wing is impor-
Every person doing
their job is important

to the success of the
The people who
work the ID office
in FSS are equally
important to those
who wear flight suits.
The ones that work in
the back shops of CE
are equally important
to those working in
Never fool your-
self, when the Shuttle
lifts off or a rocket is
launched every person
on this Wing has a
Keep this in mind
... we are all in this
mission together.
In a paraphrase of
St Paul, Forgetting
the things that have
pasted, let us press
toward the goal.
Remember, keep
the right attitude and
don't stop finish. This
is true for the coming
IG visit as well as in

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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 Chapel.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Mass in South Patrick
Chapel, and 11:30 a.m. Mass in the Seaside
Religious education classes: 10:15-11:15
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 Center; for
9th-12th grade, 6-8 p.m. at the Shark Center.

Sunday: 9 a.m. Traditional Worship in the
Seaside Chapel. 11 a.m. Praise and Worship
Service in the South Patrick Chapel.
Wednesday: 5:15 p.m. Family Night meal
and study at South Patrick Chapel.
For details, contact Barry Chefer at 494-6063.
Tuesday: 6-7 p.m. Islamic studies, South
Chapel, room 105. For Islamic worship ser-
vices, contact Marvin Hagan at 254-6727 or
the Islamic Society of Brevard County at 984-

August 7, 2009 Missileer 11

42 years of 'just a little longer'

42 years,
from page 3
pretty lousy. I enlisted
in the Air Force to
avoid the draft, to get
the education benefits
and to get marketable
Along the way, I
realized all the fun you
could have and that's
why I re-enlisted. After
the fun wore off, I real-
ized I had to get seri-
ous about this, and I
got sent to NCO prep
school, which is now
Airman Leadership
It was the turn-
ing point in my career,
because it made
me realize just how
important everything

how much I liked it.
As a result of this I
became a prep school
instructor part-time,
and then I volunteered
to be a recruiter and
then attended Officer
Training School.

While being
stationed around the
United States and
beyond, what
assignment was your
favorite and why?
That's a really hard
question, I never
really had a bad one.
Ironically both of my
shortest tours were my
favorite, not because
of the location but
because of the mission.
I was a ground
launch cruise missile
flight commander in
Belgium. Back then we
were like pioneers, we
wrote the rules as we
went along and it was
really exciting.
The second was vice
commander at the 45th
Space Wing, Patrick
AFB, Fla., where we
were launching rockets
and putting people in
space. It was a very
busy year, one of the

busiest on record. I
can't complain...
Upon your departure,
what would you like
to pass on to fellow
If I'm nothing else
to anyone in the Air
Force, let me be an
inspiration for the
opportunities that are
available in the Air
I don't think I
passed up on any of
them; be it education
benefits, promotion
opportunities, fitness
centers, auto hobby
shops, golf course, or
the club systems.

The opportunities
that I took advan-
tage of to become a
two-star general are
the same opportunities
that are available to

Do you have any
plans for your
Wellfirst I'm going
to take some time off
... I have been going
to work every day for
42 years, one month,
and seven days. My
wife and I are going to
take a couple trips.
After about afew
months I will see what

is available work-wise.
Before the end of the
baseball season I want
to get back to St. Louis,
and catch a couple

What do you think
you are going to
miss the most?
That is easy, the
people. It's always the
people. I have such a
great love for my Air
Force family, the peo-
ple I have met along
the way. I plan to keep
them as family for the
rest of my life.

Do you have any

farewell comments?
It's been an extremely
fast 42 years, I can
still remember the
day I got on the train
and left St. Louis for
basic training in San
Antonio, Tex. It seems
like it was just yester-
day and it goes by so
fast, but I can remem-
ber people at every
place I have been
stationed that made a
I hope that in my
42 years I have been
able to make a differ-
ence to some people as
they have made a dif-
ference to me.

12 August 7, 2009 Missileer


Pancake Breakfast &
Sailboat Races
The Manatee Cove Marina will hold their
monthly Pancake Breakfast & Sailboat Races on
Aug. 8, from 9 10 a.m. This membership event
will feature pancakes, biscuits and gravy and
coffee. The Captains' Meeting for the sailboat
races will follow at 10 am. For more information,
call 494-7455.

AAFES Gas Promotion
Beginning Aug. 8, customers who buy gas at
AAFES facilities will begin receiving five cents off
per gallon when using their Military Star Card.
Prior to this date, customers received three cents
off per gallon when using their star card. This is
an on-going promotion.
For three days only, August 21 23, custom-
ers will receive 20 cents off per gallon when us-
ing their Military Star Card. There is no mini-
mum purchase necessary.

Airman & Family
Readiness Center
The Airman & Family Readiness Center has
a few upcoming classes and events in August
that many will find invaluable: Pre-Separation
Briefing, Aug. 10, from 9 10:30 a.m.; Funda-
mentals 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.; Fore-
closure 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.

Open Water Scuba Class
Outdoor Recreation will hold the next open
water scuba class Aug. 10 22. Classroom and
pool work is held from 6 9 pm. Open water
dives are held on each of the two Saturdays dur-
ing the course. Cost is only $240 per person.
Participants must be age 12 or older. For more
information and to register, call 494-2042.

New Child Development
Center to open soon
The new CDC is expected to open in
mid-October and is now accepting Request for
Care Forms (DD Form 2606) for children ages
6 weeks 5 years. Rates are established by the
DoD and are based on total family income. For
more information, call 494-7028.

2009 "Instant Payback"
Club Membership Campaign
If you have been thinking about joining the
club, now's the time. The 2009 "Instant Payback"
Club Membership Campaign runs thru Aug. 15.
All personnel who join the club during the cam-
paign 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
For more information, call 494-4013.

Summer "Sizzle" Golf
Tournament/Low Country Boil
The Manatee Cove Marina will hold their
Summer "Sizzle" Golf Tournament/Low Country
Boil on Aug. 15. Check-in for this 9-hole scram-
ble/best ball tournament is 12:15 p.m. Tee time
is at 1 pm. Cost is only $15 per member and
includes golf, cart and door prizes. Guests are
welcome for only $18 per person. A Low Country
Boil will be held at the marina following play.
Sign up starts Aug. 3 in the Ship's Store. For
non-golfers, cost of the boil (sausage, shrimp,
corn, potatoes, etc.) is only $5 per person. Food
will be served at approximately 4 p.m. For more
information, call 494-7455.

Take a Kid Fishing Program
Outdoor Recreation is looking for active duty
military and DoD civilian volunteers who would
like to take children of deployed members fish-
ing. If you are interested, call 494-9691.

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 cheeseburger combo. After 3 p.m.,
you get your choice of any pre-made sandwich
or salad. Guests are also included in this spe-
cial. For more information, call 494-GOLF.

American Heart Association
START! Heart Walk
The American Heart Association is looking
for participants and volunteers for the 2009
Brevard County START! Heart Walk. The event
will take place Saturday, Sept. 19 at Space
Coast Stadium in Viera.
Volunteers are needed for set-up as early as
5 a.m. Community service points are avail-
able. Contact Teresa Christopher at 543-4799
or for more details
regarding volunteering.
If you'd like to participate in the Heart Walk
as an individual or form a team, the event will
take place from 8-11 a.m. For more informa-
tion or to register, visit www.brevardheartwalk.

Safe Boater Course
Outdoor Recreation's Safe Boater Course is
held every Saturday and Monday, from 9:30 to
11:30 a.m. Boater safety training is mandatory
if you want to rent any of Outdoor Recreation's
motorized watercraft. Cost is $5. For more infor-
mation and to register, call 494-2042.

Sailing Classes
Have you ever driven across one of the cause-
ways and noticed all the sailboats on the river
and wished you could join in on the fun? Now
you can. Learn to sail Outdoor Recreation's 16
ft catamaran.
Classes are held every Saturday (except the
second Saturday of each month) from 2 to 3:30
p.m. Cost is $45 per person and includes both
classroom and on-the-water instruction. Once
you complete the training, you get free use of
the sailboat from 3:30 to 5 p.m. that day. Want
to learn how to sail a bigger boat? The Mana-
tee Cove Marina offers sailing lessons on a 27 ft
The course includes a minimum of six hours
on the water, and instruction on docking, GPS,
charting, etc., for $250 per person.
For more information and to register for a
sailing class, call 494-2042 (Outdoor Recreation)
or 494-494-7455 (Manatee Cove Marina).

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August 7, 2009 Missileer 13

Walk Around the World
Help Youth Programs reach their goal of
walking 42,000 miles (the distance to every Air
Force base in the U.S.) by Nov. 5, 2009. Their
FitFactor "Walk Around the World" program is
for youth ages 6-18. Youth must be a registered
participant in the FitFactor program to log miles
walked. Prizes will be awarded and parents may
register in the FitFactor program to help achieve
the goal. For more information and to register,
call 494-9096.

Bowling Center Fall Leagues
The Rocket Lanes Bowling Center fall leagues
are now forming. To sign up for a league, call

Brake & Transmission
Flush Service
The Auto Hobby Shop now offers a brake &
transmission flush service. Cost is $30 plus the
fluids needed for your vehicle. For more informa-
tion and to make an appointment, call 494-2537.

Voluntary Pre-kindergarten
The Child Development Center is now accept-
ing pre-enrollment requests for Fall 2009 Volun-
tary Pre-kindergarten Program (VPK) classes. To
be eligible for this free program, your child must
be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2009. Children cur-
rently enrolled in the CDC have priority. VPK
is a legislatively mandated program designed to
prepare every 4-year old in Florida for kinder-
garten and build the foundation for their edu-
cational success. The VPK program gives each
child an opportunity to perform better in school
and throughout life with quality programs that
include high literacy standards, accountability,
appropriate curriculum, substantial instruction
periods, manageable class sizes, and qualified
instructors. All eligible 4-year-olds are entitled
to participate in one of the VPK program op-
tions. Parents are required to obtain a certifi-
cate of eligibility from the Brevard County Early
Learning Coalition to enroll. For more informa-
tion, visit, or call the CDC
at 494-7028.

IDEA Program
The IDEA Program is an incentive program
to recognize submitters for approved ideas that
benefit the government by streamlining process-
es or improving/increasing productivity and
efficiency. Employees with access to a .gov/.
mil domain (computer) can submit an AF IDEA.
However, only AF active duty military or federal
civilians paid from AF appropriated funds are
eligible for cash awards. Individuals, teams or
groups may submit ideas through the IDEA Pro-
gram Data System (IPDS). IPDS is an automated
system designed to provide all AF users access
from any government computer.
It can be accessed at https://ipds.csd.disa.
mil/IPDS/landing_page. If your idea is approved,
you could be eligible for a cash award of up to
$10,000! For more information on the IDEA Pro-
gram, call B.L. Allison of the 45th Force Sup-
port Squadron's Manpower & Personnel Flight
at 494-0803.

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